RE: Freedom from Microsoft != Freedom from Intel.

CobraBoy! (
Sun, 22 Jun 1997 13:04:07 -0700

I Find Karma at 12:51 PM -0700 on 6/22/97, came up with this:

> Notice the subject line. It's not Microsoft alone who is the culprit in
> our many-crashed machines. Part of the problem is that these Intel
> boxes --- "state-of-the-art dual processor 200MHz PPros" --- shipped
> with these cruddy $3000 graphics chips that are allegedly optimized to
> OpenGL but suck for everything else. Poor NT 4.0 didn't know what hit
> it; it tried its hardest to deal with this newbie Intel architecture,
> but there's only so much you can do in software, right?

Just so we know, who made theses wonderful machines?

> I know JoeK's NetBSD machine has only crashed once in its tenure, and
> that was due to Quake.

BSDI P-Pro rocks.

> Unfortunately, these machines were donated. If I had to buy, I would
> buy an Alpha or a Mac.

Depends what you need it for.

> Darn, check out the cool specs:
> TWICE the performance of Pentium IIs at half the price. Runs
> Intel-running software in emulation mode faster than Intel-running
> software running on the Pentium IIs in native mode. Runs NT or Linux
> natively. Designed for 64-bit, realtime MPEG1 authoring, host-based
> DVD/MPEG2 playback *drool*

So show me where I can get a Alpha for $800 and I'll buy 4 of 'em. You can
get Dell P-Pro's from the Dell referb center for around $1600.




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