[rescue] Gigabit Ethernet (Copper) Switch Advice SOught

Bjorn Ramqvist v53278 at g.haggve.se
Wed Aug 20 16:41:31 CDT 2003

Robert Novak wrote:
> > Perhaps we don't share the same view of "usable speed" in computers?
> > Sure it was useable by yesterdays standards, but certainly not for me in
> > todays standards.
> It's entirely possible. But if you refer to "todays standards" it sounds
> like marketing Kool-Aid(tm) to me.

I have no idea what you are refering to.

> My suspicion is that even a dual Opteron could be manageable in power and
> sound. Sure, it wouldn't be as quiet as an iPaq, but it probably would
> be better than an SS1k.

Probably. Misunderstand me right - anything less noisy as an Octane is

> And what would you do with any computer? Probably nothing.

Uhm? I'm lost here.

> Basically if you have requirements that can be met by a g3 mac, you
> probably know it already. If you don't, then you shouldn't bother.
> Same goes for any platform or OS or software product.

The story behind this baby was that it was "almost" free, and it was
insufficient for my needs as it was sitting in a corner running Dust-OS.
It's now in better hands for someone who actually needed it.

> > Who said I have?
> Have you? If I gave you too much benefit of doubt for experience, I am
> truly and humbly sorry. :)

Well, I should have said that I have tried it, and it was a somewhat
painstaking experience.
Not that the iMac is slow in graphics, it's just that it took that
little critter like forever to start up applications and actually try to
USE it.

> > Only (*NIX) graphics I really enjoy is Impact (and newer) on SGI.
> No noisy power hogs there, right? :)

I consider the Indigo2 a somewhat descent box (noise-wise) for home use.
I'd definitly be happy for an O2 though... (Can't speak of experience on
the noise in that machine)

/Bjorn - tired after working 17 hours

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