[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 30 11:28:06 CDT 2004

On Apr 30, 2004, at 12:08 PM, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
>>> A "real" workstation with even this much outdated power would cost
>>> quite a bit.
>>   *bzzt*
>> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3094280552
> You think that machine is as fast as my Athlon PC with nVidia graphics
> on desktop applications?

   Umm, yes, basically.  Are you aware that I too have an Athlon PC with 
nVidia graphics, sitting next to my Ultra60?

>>> 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?
> Um.... no.
> Evidently you don't either since you think a 300MHz Sun with low end
> graphics is as fast as a desktop PC.

   Ahh, the megahertz myth rears its ugly head.



Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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