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    need help converting speed
    I talked to a few people and there answers differ, my question is if i have a 366mhz laptop what would that be in pc terms? any help would be apperciated. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by da2003pizimp
    I talked to a few people and there answers differ, my question is if i have a 366mhz laptop what would that be in pc terms? any help would be apperciated. thanks.
    There really is no direct comparison. Suffice it to say that a 366 G3 is not terribly fast (and roughly 5 years old), but will still be acceptable for most basic usage.
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    Yeah, my friend has a 366 Mhz iBook w/ 128 MB Ram. He just upgraded to Panther from OS 9, and although it can be sluggish, it does work well for word processing, internet, that kinda stuff. Just don't expect to multitask, more than two programs open will most likely kill it. I do think that more ram for my friend would make a tremendous difference though.

    There is absolutely no way to compare the clock speeds of Macs vs. PCs.

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    see i had always heard that you multiply the speed by 2.5 and that's what it would be in pc terms. ie. a 300 mhz g3 = a pc with a 750 mhz pentium 3. so that's not true huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by da2003pizimp
    see i had always heard that you multiply the speed by 2.5 and that's what it would be in pc terms. ie. a 300 mhz g3 = a pc with a 750 mhz pentium 3.
    Thats not right.

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    Very roughly speaking I would say multiply by 1,5 - 2x, giving you a 450-600Mhz equivalent.

    But even if you could directly compare speeds, the way the OS's work also has a huge effect on speed, making direct comparisons even harder.

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    There are so many different processors that run at different clock speeds but vary greatly in performance on the PC side to ever have a meaningful ratio to compare then to Apple's PPC systems.

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    The way I see it....its not a PC processor or a PC OS, therefore it is not going to run like one. Attempting to compare the two systems in that respect is an exercise in futility. Even when the changeover to Intel is completed, there is still going to be no true comparison between the two systems. The hardware takes a backseat to the OS. The hardware is virtually (though not completely) irrelevant.
    For example, a 700 Mhz Pentium system will seem sluggish running Windows XP. The same system running a Linux distro will run alot smoother, and seem faster, more or less.
    In short, a processor's clock speed has little to do with it.
    What would be the better thing to focus on is what you plan on doing with a computer, and then decide which OS would better suit your needs.

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    ok, well i'm thinking about buying a blueberry 300 mhz or indigo 366mhz clamshell. now what should i look for before buying? i want it for a numerous amount of things such as high speed internet, burning cd's (external cd burner) and if possible burning dvd's, and play some games. so if anyone can help please let me know. thanks.

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    For games, nothing more than minesweeper or solitaire. For everything else, the 366Mhz would be perfect

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    other then ram hungry programs( photoshop ,neoofficej,ect) is should be good

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