On May 11, 2005, at 5:25 AM, Franz Hartmann wrote:

> can ruby handle two processors?

Not really, no.  Ruby's threads are non-native, so they can't take  
advantage of Mac OS X's scheduler.  Other things can be run on the  
other processor while Ruby is running, but Ruby itself will not run  
on both (excepting programs that call fork()).

> btw, i know this is a ruby list but is their any way to run windows  
> programs on mac?

Yes, with an emulator.  Virtual PC is the best choice here.  Be  
warned though, this process of emulating an operating system inside  
another operating system is a massive resource drain.  Everything you  
do in the Window's environment will suffer greatly and some things  
are simply impossible or at least impractical.

If you need to run a lot of Windows' software, you're going to want a  
Windows machine, in my opinion.

James Edward Gray II