The Ne[w|utered] HP / Agilent

From: Heinz Wolter <>
Date: Fri Dec 13 14:32:01 2002

We used to have a few of these - we called them "Barbie" scopes
because everything had a cheap plastic feel, vinyl smell and gaudy
neon colours. They would crash often and do a scandisk...
The only useful thing was the ether connection to save files,
capture to a net share, or print. The whole scope consisted of
a modified motherboard and a few PCI capture cards .. blech!
I'll take a 16500C series over this any day!
> >From: "Eric Smith" <>
> >My biggest gripe with Agilent is that their recent instruments such
> >as the Infinium series oscilliscopes run Windows. I don't use the
> >things myself, but I've heard horror stories from friends using them.
> >It's a shame that they didn't use Linux, or xBSD. Some of their
> >earlier instruments such as logic analyzers actually acted as NFS
> >and X clients, but the networking capabilities of Windows are a huge
> >step backwards.
Received on Fri Dec 13 2002 - 14:32:01 GMT

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