HP's not cool? (was Re: pdp-11/60 Semi-Rescue)

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Sun Nov 21 13:33:53 1999

>I have to at least partially disagree with you on this. Their
>consummer PCs may be of mixed quality, but their workstations are
>still the best you can get. We run a mixed shop with Sun, SGI, HP,
>IBM workstations and some old DEC alphas. The HPs are by far the
>most reliable. We have a high end SGI (a multi-pipe IR) that has

The HP's are the most reliable?!?!?! Guess you don't have many do you?
I'm so thankful that I don't have to deal with the HP's at work it isn't
funny! HP always seems to have people on site for repairs.

I worked with HP Workstations several years ago, and really liked them.
Although I found their habit of totally changing the way devices are
handled in HP-UX between different versions, more than just a little

All the Sun's I've had to deal with are very reliable, and the IBM's are
pretty good two, but considering the vintage of the one on my desk at work,
I can't say much either way on IBM's since I've not worked on a modern
system (it was old 3 years ago when I started working there, but I won't
give it up becuase it would be replaced with an NT box).

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Received on Sun Nov 21 1999 - 13:33:53 GMT

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