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

Aldo Manfroi amanfroi at mac.com
Thu Feb 3 20:21:45 CET 2005

On Feb 3, 2005, at 12:55, Gary L. Gray wrote:

> On Feb 3, 2005, at 1:35 PM, Aditya Dushyant Trivedi wrote:
>> 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 obviously need to start moderating this list. :-)
> -- Gary

Yes, please :-)

Regarding TeXing, I am using a Dual USB iBook (500MHz G3) and an Blue 
and White tower (350MHz G3) and I am happy with them. The memory has 
been maxed on both. BUT, I am doing small projects. Flashmode for a 
document with many (tens of) pages and figures would probably be out (I 
don't use it. I just compile and open in Preview). I think it would 
help to know what size of projects you will have to deal with.


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