In article <Pine.3.85.9412091412.A27447-0100000 at fox.cce.usp.br> mdamarin at FOX.CCE.USP.BR (Mozart de Azevedo Marins) writes:
> We currently use in our lab. PC computers, but we are
>considering to buy a PowerPC which could run Mac and PC programs. Does
>anybody who has it can tell me how really eficient the machine is for
>running both softwares ?
Only a handful of programs are taking advantage of the "native mode"
of the PowerPC chip so far. But this will quickly explode. There is
somewhere near a 10x speedup on some, such as the Strata Studio
graphics rendering software. Also, I only know of software that
emulates a 386pc right now. But I have heard that a hardware board
with a real 486 chip will plug in to the Power Mac 6100 (only) and
cost about $800. Not bad if it can work as advertised, using all the
same hardware peripherals for PC applications. Hopefully I'll be able
to evaluate one soon.
diachun at arris.com