Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: Jeff Hellige <jhellige_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Sun Apr 21 19:57:46 2002

>No, I wouldn't pay that much, but I wouldn't pay out more than, say $25 for
>all the UNIX boxes on the planet either, and that only if they were already
>broken down into their varous scrap types, e.g. steel, aluminum, plastics,
>etc. I've yet to see even one piece of software that would be of serious use
>to me that runs under UNIX. I know that I could force myself to use Netscape,
>but I really don't want to.

        Not comparing them to today's Windows machines but to the PC
offerings out during the same timeframe, I doubt you really could've
found a PC comparable in capabilities to Unix workstations such as
the SGI machines, for running applications such as Lightwave 3D, or
the NeXT machines, for such things as Mathmatica and other
scientific-type apps. The hardware on PC's has only in the last few
years caught up to the various workstations in video capabilities and
the CPU's have yet to come near the MIPS and DEC Alpha processors
except in terms of raw clockspeed. Of course, you paid for machines
of this level, but you got a lot more as well.

        With Mac OS X, more new machines are shipping with a UNIX
derived OS than ever before. With so many home machines being
networked, a secure OS is becoming a must....something Windows has
shown time and again to fall short on. Plus, I'd use the freely
downloadable and time-proven Apache webserver over the similar
NT/2000 offerings any day given it's better track record and wider
installed base.

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