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Subject: Re: FLASH: Reality check re *Flash 4 Magic* file?
From: unique
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 22:24:02 GMT

At the exact moment of 2000., her/his local time, Laura Mollett
<lmollettatmindspring [dot] com> put forth:

> > Even one "month ago" is kinda old these days, nicht wahr? :-)
> >
> > See http://www.appleinsider.com
> Certainly can be... why I mentioned the date for my info :) But is there
> something on this site that says there's a difference between the chips
> produced by ibm and those produced by motorola?

Don't know, it was just a lead. All I know is that someone I know has a Mac-run
business and their Mac dealer told them that G4s that they would buy in the
future would be somehow significantly different, microprocessor-wise I'm pretty
sure, from their current G4s.

See Richard McLean's great post in this thread.

What I *did* see, that may apply to your future purchase, is this: apparently,
problems with finalizing OS 9.0.1 ("Minuet") have caused Apple to delay
releasing some significant new hardware ... a new line of PowerBooks, and a 17"
iMac, e.g. Current estimate for release of Minuet is by March 10, according to
AppleInsider. Depending on what *hardware* Apple releases at the same time, you
*may* see significant drops in certain other Apple hardware prices. Sometimes it
happens, sometimes it doesn't.

> > Have you actually compared the allocation needs between 4 and 4.0a? So far
> > I've found the difference to be less than a 5% increase, not a big price to
> > pay.
> I think you're missing my point. The comment was somewhat wry (with a wink),
> but better memory management should indicate a *decrease* in needed memory,
> not an increase, wouldn't you think? :)

No, "better" doesn't always mean "tighter" to me. "Better" in this case means
less crashes. It's memory *management*, not memory conservation. (BTW, I never
seemed to have those prior Mac / Flash 4 problems (crashes) ... G3/266, OS 8.6.)

Ken Sherwood

*zenkat: the Flash trailer*


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