Is the PowerPC (G4) architecture better than Intel x86 architecture for certain types of application

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Published on 2010-04-01T20:09:20Z Indexed on 2010/04/01 20:13 UTC
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I have a PowerMac G4 from around the year 2000. It's a serviceable Unix machine but I don't do much with it since I have plenty of Pentium 4 machines around with Linux on them. I was wondering if the PowerPC based machine is capable of handling certain tasks faster or "better" than Intel based machines, or is it just another computer to use. I have OSX 10.4 Tiger for it, and I don't mind installing Yellow Dog Linux or UbuntuPPC if that will make it more useable.

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