> Hardly!! I equate that "Liars Figure & Figures Lie" >>
> A cute and tired, over used phrase. Ray, you can do better then that. <g>
> Face it, box office sales are not high enough to make a profit for the
> majority of films. That is why there are so many games based on action
> films, the most peoular Hollywood genre.
> >> IF (and a very big IF here) you are one of the folks who give a rip about
> latest games -- feel free to overclock your machine and get the last erg of
> performance out of it. >>
> Many do, however, the game developers are pushing that envelope so fast that
> you can't overclock your way into the sweet spot of performance for very
> long. For example, DirectX 9 is now on the street. You need a special video
> card to enable the primitives at the hardware level to get great performance
> out of a ATI Radeon high end card.
> >> For the vast majority of folks who need to do basic word processing &
> email --
> the speed of the PC in and of itself is patently irrelevant. To say those
> need that kind of horsepower is quite disingenuous IMO. >>
> Word Processing is becoming as popular as putting a stamp on an envelope and
> mailing someone a letter. Email has supplanted it. However, you can do email
> for a brief time during the day, unless you are at work. The remainder is:
> (1) Surfing the Web.
Quote:> (2) Audio MP3 files, etc.
Better use dedicated hardware for that (portable audio players).
Quote:> (3) Games.
Buy a dedicated console (even if you always buy the latest model, you
would spend less than upgrading your PC every 6 months). And you won't
Quote:> (4) Video VCD, SVCD, increasingly DVD authoring.
Very averge on a Win machine. Ok on a Mac. Here you make a point : you
definitely need a personal computer to do video editing.
Quote:> The multimedia and 3D experience that is enhanced through broadband
> communications is only made richer by hardware that off loads software. This
> is the gem that people discover whilst using a broadband connection.
From which commercials did you paste it ?
> with Windows XP, the software is there to take advantage of the content that
> is like ripe fruit* from heavy laden trees for the picking.
The content : let me laugh about the content. In general, it is so poor
that their producer must add tons of useless moving yuyus to attract
simple-minded consumers that will eventually be over-billed (ok I
Quote:> Is GEOS ever going to accomplish this?
No, just a different experience : think by yourself, put your thoughts
in concrete words or images. You might call it content, too.