Dell hardware (was Re: [rescue] Current collections...)

Phil Stracchino alaric at
Thu Apr 8 02:03:36 CDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 01:36:28AM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> Testing that one cisco switch is what has caused me to vow never to buy a 
> piece of their overpriced trash.  IOS may be "beautiful," it's something 
> I've never touched before, but for the post part it's something I don't 
> care much about, and isn't worth a 500% increase in price.

I'm told by people in the know that the major reason the Juniper guys
split off from Cisco and formed Juniper was because they kept telling
Cisco, "No, no, no, you can't do that, you need a separate processor to
handle all of this stuff, otherwise the box is going to fall down or
just max out when you hit such-and-such a total throughput.  It can't
handle wire speed connections on all ports."  And Cisco kept saying, "We
can't do that, that would cost more money."

So the engineers said, "Fuck this shit, let's go do it right," and went
off and created Juniper Networks.

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