On Fri, Feb 18, 2000 at 12:43:49PM -0000, Shane Dempsey wrote:
> You're forgetting the truely wonderful joysticks and gamepads
> that Microsoft produce. Nice mice too.
I heard they were out-soureced. Anybody know anything along these lines?
It's a bit of a joke calling these "hardware" compared to an E10k ;)
I'd call 'em perphirials. ;)
> Yes but they're saying ( quite truthfully ) that SUN's boxes are
> expensive. You gotta admit that this is the case. This is one of the
> reasons that Linux is making inroads in the server market.
> Its stable , cheap comes with a lot of tools and works with x86 machines.
I wouldn't put a cheap x86 machine in a server room. Similarly specced, the
difference ain't too much. You also get Solaris licenses and support thrown in
with the Sun box. That's hardware, and software support.
> What exactly is the Sunray aimed at ?
> People who like Java and fish and who already have a Sparc based
> server somewhere in the building ?
Java's nothing to do with the SunRay. It's aimed aas a
zero-administration remote X-session box, with nice stuff like USB and smart
cards builtin, to existing Solaris/SPARC users, who might be thinking of
rolling out zero-administration boxes on desktop.
> Yep that's a real possibility. They did mention continuous availability.
> They could ping it ?
Jesus., there was nothjing wrong with the OS/Hardware. They fscked up their
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