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

From: Christopher Smith <csmith_at_amdocs.com>
Date: Mon Apr 22 11:37:42 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave McGuire [mailto:mcguire_at_neurotica.com]

> On April 21, Richard Erlacher wrote:
> > BTW, when the NEXT boxes first came out, we had a few of
> them sitting around
> > for people to look at and play with. I personally was not
> impressed. They
> > were EXTREMELY low on gigaflops per picobuck and, aside
> from the OS, I don't

> Compared to what?

I can support this particular one of Dick's comments, given
that the performance of the M68K-ish chip in the NeXT boxes
was generally accepted at the time to be lower than that of,
for instance, MIPS, and probably M88K.

OTOH, the systems (from my personal experience) were (are!) more
than fast enough to be wonderful desktop machines, and I can't
relate at all to his comparing the GUI to a Macintosh.


Christopher Smith, Perl Developer
Amdocs - Champaign, IL

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