[OS X TeX] What kind of operation is TeXing? (concerning hardware)

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Feb 3 20:02:49 CET 2005

On 3 Feb 2005, at 6:35 pm, Aditya Dushyant Trivedi wrote:

> Steffen wrote:
>> As my very main target by buying a new Mac is to have TeX (ConTeXt, 
>> XeTeX)
>> executed...

> If you want a computer _just_ for TeX and are on a tight budget, go 
> for a Dell (and windows).  In performance it will be better. Ofcourse 
> there are side effects: Windows problems, Bigger form factor, noisier, 
> etc. But like I said if TeX and budget are your only concern, I would 
> recommend a Dell.

I note that Steffen's requirements explicitly included running XeTeX; 
as things stand, doing that with a Dell will present quite a challenge. 


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