[OS X TeX] speed of typesetting on a MacBook?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Jan 12 10:16:02 EST 2006

On Jan 12, 2006, at 9:39 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> For those using XeTeX, it does benefit from dual processors when  
> generating PDF output, as it runs the formatting and pdf-generation  
> processes in parallel.
> But on the other hand, there's no Intel-native build yet .... hey,  
> anyone care to offer me a new MacBook? ;)

I've got a better angle --- how's the port to non-Mac OS X platforms  

Not that I'm pushing on that or anything since I'm now up-to-date w/  
Tiger here at work.


(who is really, really pleased w/ his new dual 2.3GHz G5 here at his  
new job, despite having hung a ``crash log'' outside his cubicle to  
track crashes for each day, as well as a cumulative year-to-date  
count on a per-application basis (Quark, InDesign &c.))

William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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