[OS X TeX] New Mac

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Fri Sep 15 12:53:43 EDT 2006

Le 15 sept. 06 à 17:40, George Gratzer a écrit :

> I got a new Mac:
>   Machine Name:	Mac Pro
>   Machine Model:	MacPro1,1
>   Processor Name:	Dual-Core Intel Xeon
>   Processor Speed:	2.66 GHz
>   Number Of Processors:	2
>   Total Number Of Cores:	4
>   L2 Cache (per processor):	4 MB
>   Memory:	2 GB
>   Bus Speed:	1.33 GHz
> The LaTeX book I am writing. The 540 pages of the LaTeX book I am  
> writing (lots of illustrations) typesets in four seconds.  
> Interestingly, all four cores work busily.

How does that compare with your other Macs? In a couple of weeks I  
should be getting exactly the same configuration (Mac Pro 2.66 GHz 2  
GB RAM), but I'm still hesitating between this Mac Pro and a black  
MacBook upgraded to 2 GB RAM and 120 GB HD. The Mac Pro is of course  
much more powerful, but once you've tasted the convenience of a  
laptop, it's difficult going back. Any of the two should feel more  
powerful anyway that my 4 years-old PowerBook G4 1 GHz, which is now  
feeling very slow and on which I am now constantly fighting to free  
up some space on the near-full 60 GB HD.

Bruno Voisin

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