2007 DualCore vs 1886 Mac Plus

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fubar, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. fubar


  2. I'm wondering what startup crap he has in his Windows system that makes the AMD computer take 63 seconds to boot. My one-year-old Dell Xeon takes 13 seconds to boot XP.

    I have a Mac II at home, from around 1986. Its OS came on a single floppy. Startup is fast because most of the OS is in 4MB or so of ROM. But the OS is basically just a directory browser; I think it didn't even come with a text editor. For the $100 or so you pay for OSs today, you get a lot more stuff.
  3. the greatest leap in productivity has come from internet connection speed.

    anyone remember trying to surf the web at 28kbs