[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel
mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Apr 20 10:46:24 CDT 2003
On Sunday, April 20, 2003, at 11:37 AM, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
>>> PC hardware is perfectly usable with the right operating system.
>> ...unless you have anything important to do, that is.
> There are varying levels of important. For levels of important that
> tolerate some downtime, well, store the files remotely, and when the PC
> smokes, grab the hot spare and resume work.
Eh...I'm an impatient, unforgiving person.
> Obviously sub optimal, but some people have trouble doing better.
For those people, we will take up a collection and buy them low-end
> BTW, Google and the Internet wayback machine use a similar strategy. I
> could be wrong, but even taking smoked machines and hot spares into
> account, I find it hard to believe that you could do that work for a
> similar budget on Suns.
Of course Suns are more expensive. Best != cheapest. You really do
get what you pay for. If you don't mind smoking off one machine in
your cluster every week or two, then use PCs. Myself, I just don't
work that way.
Dave McGuire "She's a cheek pincher. I have scars."
St. Petersburg, FL -Gary Nichols
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