!Re: Nuke Redmond!

From: Carlos Murillo <cem14_at_cornell.edu>
Date: Thu Apr 6 19:52:06 2000

At 10:08 AM 4/6/00 -0600, you wrote:
>The folks I see having problems with their MS-OS-based systems generally are
>the ones that (1) hand around the "chat" rooms (where their computers get
>"social diseases"), (2) try to squeeze more performance out of their
>computers by violating the components' specifications,

Well... I recently learned (the hard way) that most graphics cards
manufacturers provide drivers that use the PCI bus in a way that is
not friendly to other apps in order to "squeeze more performance out
of the computers". Later I found a site that describes
the problem better than I could:


(for those that do not want to bother to see the site, it describes
how most graphics drivers hijack the bus in order to improve
their benchmarks; this creates problems for scsi subsystems and
digital recording).

My point is, that if even the software provided by reputable manufacturers
in the wintel world cannot be expected to do the right thing and
behave so as not to generate conflicts, then how can you expect
a wintel machine not to develop problems at some time?

Received on Thu Apr 06 2000 - 19:52:06 BST

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