[OS X TeX] What kind of operation is TeXing? (concerning hardware)
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Thu Feb 3 21:39:45 CET 2005
On 3 Feb 2005, at 17:40, Steffen Wolfrum wrote:
> I am thinking about to buy a Mac Mini (1.42 MHz).
> Reading some reviews I noticed that a lack of this machine are
> operations – for the hard drive seems to be relatively slow.
It is something I am going to investigate, but even excluding the
slowing screen updates in scrolling text TeX on Mac OS X seems a lot
slower than on other platforms.
http://www.nslog.org/latex.html has a table. Even with an adapted
command (disabling Terminal output which wins you 10 seconds or so on
time pdflatex source2e.tex >/dev/null
This 1.2GHz G4 is slow. A 1.4Ghz Pentium III, 1 GB RAM mit Debian Linux
3.0 clocks in at 7seconds or so.
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