[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 30 11:40:10 CDT 2004

On Apr 30, 2004, at 12:36 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
>> You think that machine is as fast as my Athlon PC with nVidia graphics
>> on desktop applications?
>> I think the graphics are the primary problem.  My low end, outdated
>> nVidia GF2 is faster than most Creators you are likely to get in an 
>> eBay
>> sale.
> 3D is a requirement for your desktop applications?
>> Which Creator board is as fast as a typical PC 3D graphics card in 2D
>> and OpenGL?  How much do they cost?
> Desktop Applications != Games.
>> I haven't found a used workstation with that much speed south of $1000
>> anywhere.  The primary problem seems to be graphics.
> You make it sound like you can't do anything without 30 OpenGL 
> rendering
> contexts on your display.  What an unusual text editor you must use!
>> Evidently you don't either since you think a 300MHz Sun with low end
>> graphics is as fast as a desktop PC.
> For word-processing?  Sure.  Spreadsheeting?  Sure.  Web browsing?
> Sure.  Email?  Absolutely.
> THOSE are desktop applications.  Games are not.  3D modelling is not a
> typical "desktop application"--it's a workstation application.

   Jon, don't bother.  This guy is either clueless, on some PC maker's 
payroll, or is so bored with his own life that he likes to push 
peoples' buttons for kicks.  I've been betting on the latter, but that 
may be wishful thinking.


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

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