[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel

Frank Van Damme frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Sun Apr 20 11:29:44 CDT 2003

On Sunday 20 April 2003 14:04, Dave McGuire wrote:
>    From an electrolytic capacitor that exploded when it overheated,
> caused by the failure of a cheap-ass fan in a cheap-ass power supply in
> a cheap-ass PC running Linux.  The Linux part is the only good thing
> about that box.

Power supplies are generally a disaster. Let's saz that 10 or 20% of all sold 
psu's are of decent quality. Read a comparing test of psu's some day - you'll 
find that most so-called 300 watt psu's' voltage drop significantly before 
reaching the 300 Watt. A good deal of them just explode WAY below the 
advertised maximum power, or give at least an instable supply (hard disks 
find that very funny).

Frank Van Damme    | "Saying 8MB of RAM doesn't do as much anymore is
http://www.        | like saying a gallon of water holds more than it
openstandaarden.be | did in 1988."                    --George Adkins

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