03-23-2006, 05:56 AM
the PC. There is more to it but that is the answer to your question.
EDIT WHY: Missed the why part. Pre-coffee, typing in bed post. Sorry. OK so why.... I am going to qualify this the fact that your question really is not answerable but I am answering your intent, not the question.
What I am answering is "If i could install Windows XP on a mini and have fully supported drivers for all hardware on the Mini, at the point of initial install which would be more responsive.
" You asked PC vs Mac. Ignoring the OS the question is unanswerable. Further there is not an equivalent PC to the Intel Mini at this time so there is not a pc with the same specs on market.
With fully supported drivers, blah, blah, XP is more responsive than OS X at least initially, and for some users this does not slow down. The reason for this is multi fold. First OS X abstracts the UI through OpenGL calls, this leads some users to feel that OS X is "sluggish" compared to Windows. Window resizing in particular shows this as an example. Next is that MS uses a better compiler for the OS than Apple currently uses. GCC has its strong points, but optimal it is not. Further on OS X far more superfluous visual effects are done which slows down the impression of speed.
I could go on but that is the jist of it. I still feel this is not a useful question but it is what you asked so I have done my best to answer.