Re: [NTLK] [Slightly OT] Apple Laptops - <sigh> system performance

From: Jon Glass (
Date: Mon Jun 17 2002 - 02:18:12 EDT

on 6/17/02 6:53 AM, William B Davis Jr at wrote:

> Running OS8 or 9 on a
> PowerPC Duo is dog slow by comparison to OS X on my 4 year old Mac.

I'm running 8.1 on a Duo 280c, and it doesn't seem that slow. Some things in
the finder are slower (such as opening and closing windows), but that's
about it. It's been wonderfully stable, and dealing with the trackball is
much nicer with the sticky menus (which you _can_ get with 7.6.1, but why
when you can run 8.1?)

BTW, does anybody have a revision F(is that right) keyboard for a Duo? Mine
is dead... :-)

-Jon Glass
Krakow, Poland
"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a
reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the
very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for
independence." -- C. A. Beard

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