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Re: [ProgSoc] UTS ISP
On Thu, 28 May 1998, Nicholas FitzRoy-Dale wrote:
> Errm. AFAIK only the 680x0 Macs rely solely on co-operative mutitasking.
> The new ones (are they called Powermacs or something?) use pre-emptive, as
Erm, actually the only pre-emptive multitasking going on is ironically in
the 68k Macs, when they use the Code Fragment Manager for forward
compatibility features on a PowerMac. These same CFM functions are
co-operative on the PowerMacs. 68k compatibility will finally be thrown
out with the rest of the "bad news" APIs in a new API set.
Those new IBMs ... Pentiums I think they're called? ... they're just
finishing going to 32-bit software aren't they?
> Yes, and the reason everyone knows this was that it was the first time in
> ages that they'd done it. And only because their previous version of Office
> was so damn slow, and crashed so often, that people started downgrading to
> older versions to escape it.
MS even put a "View Word 5.1 menus" option in to placate everybody in 98.
Their IE4 for Mac is smaller and snappier than Netscape, but I don't know
how ambivolent everyone is about Communicator's quality these days.
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