Yay - new DEC arrival (not *strictly* on topic. Or is it?)

From: John Allain <allain_at_panix.com>
Date: Wed Feb 11 08:10:49 2004

>> MS must take out at least 3/4 of the machine power.

> I think your understanding of operating systems and PC
> architecture is flawed. It sounds like typical knee-jerk MS
> bashing.

Well, I've been using both MS and non-MS systems for over
10 years each. My statement is based on 1/ the generic
demands of any windowing system, which are a compute
drag, 2/ the specific history of MS as being a leader in clumsy
engineering ("bloatware" and other factors) 3/ the model used
at Cray itself, where the compute engine was separated and
I/O was given over to an outside processor.

John A.
Received on Wed Feb 11 2004 - 08:10:49 GMT

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