[rescue] Oh yeah ...
ssandau at gwi.net
Fri Feb 20 19:36:50 CST 2009
Robert Darlington wrote:
> 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.
My point was more that the combination of good hardware and an OS that
hasn't expanded exponentially over the last decade is a better choice in
the long run than cheap hardware and an OS that is only going to get
bigger and require faster hardware.
I think most MS software is written for hardware that doesn't exist yet.
I do use the Ultra 2 for day-to-day stuff. I also use box with 4 x 2.4
GHz xeons and 6G of RAM running Slackware. They both are a pleasure to
use. I only run Windows on my work laptops because I have to. I am much
happier running virtually any *nix as opposed to Windows.
Phil is right in saying that it seems that MS is actively trying to make
things more difficult. I think that they are actually trying to make
things easier for clueless people which then makes it tougher for people
who know something. Very frustrating.
I prefer to stay away completely if at all possible.
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