RE: Fuck Joe, why didn't you tell me...

Joe Barrera (
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 23:02:36 -0800

This is the first time I've heard this Apple/CHRP/NT rumor.

And besides, wouldn't Ernie be a little more polite to me if the rumor were
true? :-)

On the other hand, the article makes several good points as to why using NT
would be a good idea.

True plug-and-play platform... ah, the wonders of avoiding that god damned
16-bit IBM-AT bus (aka ISA). If PC makers would just make PCs without ISA
buses, Microsoft could actually deliver plug-and-play that always worked.
But PC makers won't give up on ISA because they don't want to pay for (or
know that users won't pay for) more than four PCI slots. And also because
some cards (sound, modem) generally are ISA only, because the card
manufacturers know that all PCs have ISA slots... sigh. One day the PC
industry will shed this 15 year old boat anchor of a bus...

- Joe

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