[rescue] 1998-2004 PC Hate (was Sun is purple...)

gsm at mendelson.com gsm at mendelson.com
Thu Mar 19 05:15:51 CDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 10:06:15AM +0000, Mark Benson wrote:

> If you offered me an AMD Athlon system from that era I'd have finished  
> saying No before you even finished asking. Offer me an Intel rig from  
> that era and I'd probably have it.

Interestingly enough, I still have one of them (1.2gHz Athalon soldered
to the motherboard) system, chugging away and similar 1gHz duron one,
which I'm writing this on (using ssh from a Mac). The Pentium 4's
from that era are all long since gone. 

I do have an older PIII 800mHz, I am using as my office computer, because
I am broke, and we have have some later P4's, but the early, fast clock speed,
slow performance original P4's are all gone.

Speaking of P4's, someone else commented on IBM buying SUN so that it would
not be owned by people out of the US. Considering where all of Intel's
processors since the Pentium 166 MMX were partially and now are totaly
designed and all of the Core chips are made, it may be too late.

Where are the AMD chips made?


Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM

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