[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu Apr 29 01:12:49 CDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 01:06:16AM -0400, Nick wrote:
> Question for you, does AMD Opteron count as "x86"?
> 	Nick
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 09:36:28PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > On Apr 28, 2004, at 9:20 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > >I designed the AMD box sitting next to me specifically to run Linux, 
> > >not DOS or Windows ....   ;)
> > >
> > ></devil's-advocate>
> > 
> >   The idea is being compatible with the broken and almost completely 
> > non-scalable PC architecture.  The x86 processor architecture is bad 
> > enough...but the situation is made even worse by the need for backward 
> > compatibility with a design that was 1) not very good to begin with, 
> > and 2) never designed to be scaled up at all.

Yeah, I know, I was just tweaking you.  Compared to what it could and
SHOULD have been, it's crap ....  but unfortunately it's crap that's
taken over most of the market.  There have been attempts to steer PC
design onto a higher track, but they've pretty much all been killed by
short-sighted corporate greed and stupidity.

> >   Of course, we...oh, DON'T HAVE TO USE PCs, but solving that stupidity 
> > is a different problem altogether.

WE can continue to use non-PC hardware, and point and jeer when some
kiddy releases a worm that wipes out every Windows box reachable from
the Internet overnight....  the virus writers have figured out that it's
OK to kill your host, provided you reproduce *first*.

  o/" This first lesson you must learn
      FIRST you propagate, THEN you burn  o/"

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