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

Mark Benson md.benson at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 06:32:06 CDT 2009

gsm at mendelson.com wrote:
> 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.

Yeh your're right, if I was offered a Socket 478 era P4 I'd turn that 
down too. What am I saying! I never se my P4 system anymore. It's partly
a function of owning a Mac Pro I suspect ;)

> 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 totally
> designed and all of the Core chips are made, it may be too late.

I think it's a fallacy that *any* major industry is 'All American' or 
'All British' these days. Major companies outsource, it's the only way 
they can compete with all their rivals who outsource. When it boils down 
to it, any computer these days is made in China at some level :)


Mark Benson

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