[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel

Linc Fessenden linc at thelinuxlink.net
Sun Apr 20 14:19:34 CDT 2003

On Sun, 20 Apr 2003, David Passmore wrote:

> 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.
> David

Hmm..  Seems to me that Sun and Ibm is pushing Linux as a solution on
their hardware which is decidedly not commodity x86 junk.

-Linc Fessenden

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