From: Chris Higgins
Date: Mon 18 Jun 2001 - 11:03:22 IST
> On Sat, Jun 16, 2001 at 07:24:40PM +0100, Dave Airlie wrote:
> > > What a pity that when the Irish do hack kernels, they hack completely
> > > useless ones :-) - sorry, couldn't resist !
> > >
> > hey there is lots of very powerful VAX systems in the world (I just
> Are there though, in comparison to a £500 1GHz Pentium/Athlon box ?
Yes, a BMW 5 series can go faster than a LandRover Discovery - but which
is more powerful ?
It depends on your requirements...
I'd be much happier with the architectures of the bigger hardware vendors
- Sun, HP-UX , IBM, Compaq (ahem. DEC ) ( Alpha / VAX ) for *big* solutions,
that require more than just CPU speed.
But - I still want a nice zippy Pentium with shag loads of RAM for my
That being said - one of the mail relays at home is VMS... ( I needed a native
DECnet node :)
> > don't happen to have one.. go on the 5 bogomips) ... it might
> > be useful yet :-), and tis all a learning exercise anyways!!!
> Oh, I know - I'm just poking fun at Kenn again. And I don't really have that
> attitude - I'm all for doing things for the sake of it, if you have the time
> and the money. I'm a big fan of space exploration for just that reason (not,
> it wasn't just because it bought my cornflakes for five years).
You shared secrets with aliens, just to pay for cornflakes ? No wonder
you are a fan of Intel and Microsoft... shame on you.
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