[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
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
If GNOME is too slow to be useful, then
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