[SunRescue] a sad, sad day

ward at zilla.nu ward at zilla.nu
Thu Dec 16 10:04:42 CST 1999

On Thu, Dec 16, 1999 at 11:44:18AM +0100, Peter Koch wrote:

> Sun's have one advantage: they're usable over a longer period of
> time than PCs. They probably were once high end servers and after
> five years, they usually still make nice desktop machines.
> A PC is scrap after 3 years, period!

ROI is what I call it.  You get what you pay for.  A previous employer is still
using HP 720 and 715 systems for CAM/PDM work.  They've outlived even the Xterms
and other junk in their usefullness.

> BTW: I always wonder where these millions of Apple Macintosh
> are... there are remarkably few in the dumpsters!

The Mac has a VERY strong rescue force.  I know a number of Mac folks who still
use their old '030 based systems for email, etc.  Many never hit the dumpster.
Many older macs are upgradeable to a 60x PPC, if not a G3.


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