[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

Dave McGuire rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 13 18:22:28 CDT 2001

On June 13, James Lockwood wrote:
> >   If they stick with PeeCee, they'll be Just Another PeeCee Vendor.
> > Which means they'll have to compete on price alone, which means
> > they'll lose their shirts.
> That depends.  A packaged, turnkey PC based solution can be cost effective
> given the right software (heck, F5 manages it).

  They're selling them as application-in-a-box machines, though.  I'm
talking about as general-purpose "servers", a-la Netra.

> >   It's happened time and time again.  DEC tried it and nearly ran
> > themselves out of money.  DG tried it and now where are they?  Unisys,
> > Intergraph, AT&T, etc etc etc...they all tried to jump on the "hey
> And now SGI.  How the mighty have fallen.

  Yeah, but nobody seems to be buying those machines.  Not sure what's
going on there.

      -Dave McGuire

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