[rescue] The best 'rescue' workstation

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at mail.zill.net
Sat Apr 23 09:34:26 CDT 2005

On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 09:23:24AM -0500, Zach Lowry wrote:
> Interesting. Well, I should ask this then. Since this is replacing a
> Dual 1GHz PC, shouldn't we add 'slow' to that list? I realize you said
> speedy in the pros column, but I'm under the impression that a Ultra 60
> will be somewhat slower than my 1GHz PC. Ultra 60s top out at 450MHz,
> correct?

The answer is , "it depends".  For server-like tasks, the Sun wins,
for MP3 encoding and playing around with stuff the PC wins.

The good thing about Suns is how well supported they are.  If SGI
didn't have such a weird policy about software I would recommend you
get an SGI box instead.


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