[rescue] Slightly OT: Bad Cap Saga

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Mon Aug 18 23:42:37 CDT 2008

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 09:40:26PM -0500, Scott Newell wrote:
> At 08:56 PM 8/18/2008, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> >On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 10:52:25AM -0700, Curious George wrote:
> >
> >> I think most Dell sales (and HP, etc.) are just because there are
> >> no practical alternatives (in the Wintel world)
> >
> >No practical alternatives?  How are iMacs, IBMs, HPs, or BOXX machines
> >not practical alternatives?
> Can you even get a Mac with a true parallel port?  Dell workstations 
> still have them (last time I checked), but I'm not sure about HP or IBM.

The vast majority of people have no reasonable need of a true parallel
port.  Keeping parallel because of a specialty piece of equipment may be
OK.  Keeping it to use a Canon BJC-600 is insanity.  Keeping it to use a
parallel port scanner is a crime.  Keeping it to use a Xilinx JTAG cable
is also pretty sad.  

For those who do, there are PCI-E parallel ports (only good for MacPros,
obviously), or they can switch to any number of non Dell brand machines.

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