The Ne[w|utered] HP (was: RE: The effects of employment)

From: Dan Wright <>
Date: Thu Dec 12 13:21:00 2002

Fred N. van Kempen said:
> Right now, their plan is to dump Tru64/Alpha, and to integrate that with
> the HPSux/HPPA stuff. We'll see about that later (customers usually have

Oh, not even! HPPA (which is a great platform IMO) is being phased out in
favor of Itanium. They're keeping HPUX and porting it to Itanium, but so far
the results are less then spectacular...I had an Itanium2 demo machine with
HPUX 11i, and it couldn't configure its network right half the time (though
it would always think it did) and couldn't use the graphics console. Which
the sales guy didn't TELL me, so I was sitting here thinking, "why does this
thing start to load the kernel then hang EVERY TIME? this is supposed to be a
working release!" I finally talked to one of their engineers who said "oh
yeah, that doesn't work yet...use serial console...he didn't tell you that?!"
and this is supposed to demonstrate their "commitment to HPUX on Itanium" and
all that horseshit...right...

- Dan Wright

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