[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel

David Passmore dpassmor at sneakers.org
Sun Apr 20 13:49:11 CDT 2003

On Sun, Apr 20, 2003 at 02:45:57PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
>    Fair enough.
>    Wait a minute...don't you have a Windows box?  I'm getting worried 
> about you, Dave.

I do. I consider Linux the greater evil. It is forcing the business world
away from dedicated iron running much more mature UNIXes like Solaris, IRIX,
or HP-UX, and towards a disposable x86 model because of budgetary concerns
and short-term profit motives.

For what it's worth, I'd rather see a Windows installed base co-exist with
big iron than see everything move towards x86 hardware.

And let's face it, without the business world buying dedicated hardware from
companies like Sun and seeing it come onto the used market a few years later
still running strong, all we will have left to rescue is the cobbled-up
remains of disposable x86 boxes.


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