Re: [NTLK] Re[2]: Re[2]: Re[2]: Convincing argument against MS

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Thu Jun 13 2002 - 13:06:34 EDT

On 13/06/02 12:32, "Bradford Schmidt" <> wrote:

> Thursday, June 13, 2002, 12:26:35 PM, Eric wrote:
>> on 6/13/02 12:11 PM, at
>> wrote:
>>>>> Pismo's graphics card is not supported to hardware-accelerate Quartz.
>>> graphics are slightly slower than they might be in special
>>> circumstances but otherwise everything works well.
>> I think the bone of contention is that there are a far-from-negligible
>> number of folks who would say you should replace 'slightly' with
>> 'substantially'...
>> - Eric.
> And should replace "special circumstances" with "when you use
> quicktime, or imovie or any 3d stuff".


I know you have your Wallstreet (or was it a Lombard) in mind, but the OP
was mentioning a Pismo. Hardware OpenGL is supported on Pismo. The new
Quartz Extreme won't be because of its higher graphic requirements (32 MB
VRAM, etc.).


Laurent Daudelin              Developer, Multifamily, ESO, Fannie Mae             Washington, DC, USA
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