[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 29 17:30:52 CDT 2004
On Apr 29, 2004, at 5:21 PM, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
>>> PCs aren't very good, but they are inexpensive, popular, and hard to
>> I don't have to compete with them. I just exercise my own judgment
>> and free will, and I....[wait for it]...
>> DON'T BUY THEM.
> Works great for servers, because you can get decent UNIX servers
> relatively cheaply.
> I think it is much harder to get a non-PC desktop though.
> Desktop software eats a lot of CPU, video, and sound processing power.
> That's what people want, and even I make use of quite a bit of it these
> I have a shit-box PC: 700MHz AMD K7, 256MB RAM, dual Adaptec 2940 SCSI,
> nVidia graphics, emu10k sound, and misc other pieces.
> A "real" workstation with even this much outdated power would cost
> quite a bit.
...and that's just one model I searched for off the top of my head.
There's precious little that can touch that level of bang-for-the-buck.
The idea that "PCs make cheaper desktop machines" is bullshit.
> You *can* build a PC that won't crash if you chose your parts
"You *can* use a Volkswagen Beetle to haul construction materials if
you choose your parts carefully,"
> and in general it will run circles around any used workstation in its
> price range, and even quite a few that cost a lot more.
"And I won't come in your mouth, I'll only put the head in, and the
check is in the mail".
You're drinkin' the wrong kool-aid, man. ;)
> Desktop power outside of the PC/Apple world is *very* expensive.
> One thing that might help introduce people to alternative desktops
> would be for people like this group to maintain a website listing
> good workstation desktop setups. Rate them in terms of their desktop
> computing power, and try to keep tabs on the prices, what hardware to
> avoid, etc.
You mean people don't just "know" that stuff?
Dave McGuire "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL reboot and upgrade." -Jonathan Patschke
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