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>that Windows 98 will support multiple monitors! He treads over ground
>that the Mac plowed in, what, 1986, with the Mac II...
Not another Windows vs. Mac debate!!!... Hell, why not...
1- Mac users paid dearly for a lot of the "cutesy" features back then and
now. Payment came in the form of more expensive hardware, software and
seriously reduced performance.
2- Very few... Let me repeat that, VERY few users ever have a need to run
more than one monitor. I'd venture to throw out a number like 0.1% of
users in the PC world (for reference, that's about 40K a year) might have
a true need for it.
Very few Mac users bought a Mac 'cause it could do muliple monitors.
3- PC's have always been about what is economically realistic and
marketable. Not about bleeding-edge stuff that nobody is willing to pay
for or even have a need for. Hardware is now cheap, memory plentiful and
processors are extremely fast. Running multiple monitors is not going to
take someone to the poor-house.
In 1986 even less people knew what to do with dual monitors.
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- From: Robert Mansfield <bmansfie at interaccess.com>