Re: one projection about the open source market

From: Wayne E Baisley (
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 18:23:01 PST

> Compaq's C compiler compiles fast
> It beats gcc on most things and by quite a margin on some.

That was my experience with Digital's cc, running a certain FoRK's ECDL
code. ;-)

> The Dec Unix server I installed as the firewall at BofA circa 1994
> used to sleep for a couple seconds occasionally for no reason.

VAX or Alpha AXP? It was certainly way before Tru64, in any case.
Before Digital Unix, even. It was in fact the days of OSF/1. And, yes,
DEC did have occasional sleep problems. Crashes, too. But then, so did
SGI, more recently. Like with the 64-processor RS10000. But, so what?
Top of the line PCs were 75 MHz Pentiums in those good old days.
Bleeding edge, and all that.


I can just barely hear you. TMBG

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