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Date: Wed, 19 Oct 88 13:37 EDT
From: miller@CS.ROCHESTER.EDU (Brad Miller)
Organization: University of Rochester, Department of Computer Science
Postal-Address: 610 CS Building, Comp Sci Dept., U. Rochester,
Rochester NY 14627
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 88 10:38:44 EDT
From: email@example.com (Richard Billington)
I don't suppose that Symbolics has any ideas about the
three NuBus slots inside that black cube. Seeing as the
NeXT comes with 8 Mb of memory already, Symbolics would
have to add even less than they do for MacII. Also, the
NuBus supposedly runs 2.5 times as fast as a MacII.
Some side issues: it's an open question whether the NeXT really supports a
nubus at all, since nubus is TTL and the NeXT bus is CMOS.
Also note: their optical disk is WAY too slow for paging or swapping; adding
real disk drives the cost up again to the point it may not be worth much
over a Mac II or some impending 68030 machines. Also, their display uses
You seem to know quite a lot about the real performance of this
optical disk. Is it slower than the Jasmine used on the Mac Ivory?
Postscript instead of X, implying lots of software just won't work;
This argument does not make sense. The Mac II does not use X either.
Symbolics (and TI for that matter) have both announced they will be making
their software X compatible, implying they would have to have a "machine
... for the Mac II
For now, I do not see any good reason why a MacIvory is a better thing
than a NeXTIvory...
Brad Miller U. Rochester Comp Sci Dept.