[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Fri Apr 30 14:57:59 CDT 2004

On Fri, 30 Apr 2004, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

> Have you run Gnome on both?  If you found the Sun just as fast,
> what kind of graphics board do you have?

Oh, okay.  So, you're basing "desktop worthiness" on a particular piece
of software.

Let's say I write a word processor that does several 64-bit integer
multiplies to rendering each character.  It would -suck balls- on x86,
but probaby not hamper Sparc V9, MIPS-IV, or PPC64 at all.  Would that
suddenly make PCs less useful for desktop work?

Hell, I could make it so it does vectorized FP operations just to do
sub-pixel rendering for better anti-aliasing!  Oh wow!  You can't write
letters to Grandma on anything less than a Cray!

OMG!  I can't run $macAudioApp on Windows!  PCs are thoroughly useless
for creating music!

Presentation Manager doesn't run on Macs!  How can you possibly run more
than one application at a time on there?!

> Every U60 I sat down at had relatively low end graphics and it was too
> slow.

If GNOME is too slow to be useful, then




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