[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000
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 A "real" workstation with even this much outdated power would cost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.
> 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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