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Re: (off-topic) cheap graphics station

On Sat, Apr 11, 1998 at 02:58:26PM +0000, George R wrote:
> On 04/11/98 at 12:58 AM, Shaleh <shaleh@livenet.net> said:
> Well, the dual is mine; he can't have it!  I guess a better way to ask the
> question would be: Am I better off making him his own stand alone box with
> 16/24/32/48/64 meg _OR_ would it be more efficient to load up my dual
> P-133 to 128/256/512 meg and let him login using a 486 with 16/24/32 meg
> and a good video card(4meg+).

The Gimp is sucking memory like a vampire bat. You can easily use 100 MB
when processing a screen size image (well, 100MB and more. You can easily
suck all available memory).
> He's 10, I don't do graphics.  One of my friends uses CorelDraw for a
> living.  GIMP(it is going on the box) is more like Photoshop isn't it?  I
> really am worse than clueless with graphics.

Gimp is plain cool ;) Try it.
> I don't want him to be a programmer, he has the wrong mindset.  He just
> loves to make pictures; the idea of animating/morphing his stuff is
> causing him to drive me crazy.  Every day - is my computer ready yet???
> How much of a hinderance is a 14" monitor??

Is this a joke? Do you want to kill his eyes? A 14" is not only way to
small, it even has (presumably) a low refresh rate, makes the screen
flickering and will make his eyes tear. For real graphic processing, a 17"
or 21" is recommended (with video modes running at min. 85 Hz vertical). But
a 15" is a *must*.


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