if a 1.4ghz XP only takes one second longer than a dual G4 1ghz, then a 2200+ XP probably will shave off more than that one second needed to tie, but they're still pretty close, not a big difference. although you could get a dual XP and still probably undercut the price of a dual G4 depending on config.
I'm having these problems on a dual 500mhz G4 with a gig of ram and a 15,000 rpm cheetah SCSI hard drive.
I've also got PS7 running on my PC, a dual althlon 1900 XP with a gig of ram and a 100 gig western digital w/ jumbo buffer. unless you're running lots of filters that take a lot of time to render, or using lots of brushes on very high res docs, the response in PS7/OS9 is similar to the response in PS7/XP. the PC obviously runs filters a lot faster, but it's not a big deal. PS7/OSX is just pitiful. I've stopped doing massive work in it and booted back into OS 9.2.2 because of the lag. I swear I've gotten better response out of my 400mhz G3 powerbook (lombard) running OS 9.2.2. I can't wait for jaguar as from what my friends have said it fixes this.
I still do any color sensative work on my mac. adobe gamma on my pc does not work for some reason, and XP has no OS-level colorsync support that I know of anyways.
although its very nice to have the full selection of old 3rd party plugins in PS7/XP.....
I don't think it is a hardware problem I am having, because it works fine with ps7 and os9. It seems like a software problem, or driver problem with the video card.
The specs are:
Dual 1ghz g4
1.5 gb RAM
4 20gb scratch disks
Nvidia geforce4MX card running a 22 lacie blue3
and I am working on layered photoshop files with a resolution of 9000 pixels by 7000, with a file size of 1.8gb
yep OS9/PS7 on a G4 dual 1ghz should run fine....although it would be interesting to see how it compares to my dual athlon box
Grokgod, in OS 9 I first use adobe gamma to set up my monitor, and then I make sure 'proof colors' is always on and the correct profile is being used (I work mainly in sRGB, so I usually don't have that checked and have PS default to sRGB space). OSX I used the colorsync utility to calibrate my monitor, although colors still seem a bit washed out on OSX so I'm not sure if it really did anything. if you have an LCD, calibration is not really worth it. LCDs can really oversaturate or wash things out easily from my experience. some claim that they can get decent color out of the 22" cinemas, but when I tested one I sure couldn't.
The nice thing about LCD is if you calibrate it once, you never need to do it again, unlike CRT. But I can't see using LCD mainly because the color changes depending on what angle you are looking at it. And I tried the 22" cinema and I saw a hard line between 1% color and pure white, kinda the opposite of the old 29" Barco monitors that gave you a hard line between 99% and pure black..But that doesn't help me get better screen redraws in OSX and PS7, and it is not only slow, but sometimes refuses to redraw certain areas unless I turn on and off layeres ???