[rescue] Oh yeah ...

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 19:21:36 CST 2009

My 10 year old Ultra 2 runs Solaris 10 as well, almost as fast as my really
really slow  4 year old SunFire V100.  My spiffy, inexpensive core two quad
(Q6600 chip in particular) runs pretty peppy with XP and Vista.  Trust me, I
like the old junk too, but not for day to day stuff.  There's a reason why
my NeXT and sgi gear are in storage.


On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 6:08 PM, Steve Sandau <ssandau at gwi.net> wrote:

> Robert Darlington wrote:
>> For those of you that are bashing XP, you should *really* take a peek at
>> the
>> UNIX Hater's Handbook to remind yourselves of how things really were back
>> in
>> 1994, and for the most part, still are in 2009.  On one hand, I'm not
>> saying
>> XP isn't bloat ware.   What I'm saying is spend the $300 and buy a better
>> computer that can run it!  Just because it's old doesn't mean it has no
>> use,
>> but chances are it was never designed to run a "modern" OS.  At least get
>> off your old P1 and try something made in the last 5 years.  You don't
>> hear
>> me whining that my Oak Video CGA card won't run WoW!
> My Ultra 2 happily runs the newest version of Solaris. The Ultra 2 is
> probably almost 10 years old. No 10-year-old PeeCee hardware will run the
> newest version of Windows.
> Spending $300 on a new PeeCee may get you something designed to run a
> "modern" version of Windows, but it still isn't going to be that fast.
> Better to run a reasonable OS.
> There is no bloat like MS bloat.
> Steve
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