[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel
kurt at k-huhn.com
Sun Apr 20 15:22:12 CDT 2003
David Passmore <dpassmor at sneakers.org> wrote:
> 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.
I'll hand it to you, that's a unique viewpoint.
Unfortunately, big iron costs way too much money for businesses like
mine and my employer's. x86 is a great way where we can afford to have
a bunch of redundant systems quickly and with relatively few headaches.
I'm not saying that I necessarily like the situation, but it's better
than not being able to afford a infrastructure at all. When you're
doing the startup thing, you use what best suits your financial model.
Kurt "Who am I kidding? Cake is just a delivery
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-- Alton Brown
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