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On Tue, Dec 22, 1998 at 01:46:02PM -0300, Horst von Brand wrote:

> > I put together a nice machine for $300 this weekend. It is
> > all undestructible second-hand stuff. A good 15" monitor
> > ($100) and $200 spent on a nice&silent server box with a
> > 486/66 and 2 SCSI disks of 540 MB each. I will install the
> > CD-ROM later today (when I get the brackets) and the network
> > will probably laid out this week too...
> >
> > This machine starts the GIMP faster than _any_ of those
> > el-cheapo 300MHz boxes I've ever seen!
>
> I remember a i386/40 "Novell server certified" machine that just ran
> circles around a (then state-of-the-art) i486/100 clone.
>
> [...]
>
> > We can avoid it. Buy a balanced system.
>
> Very true.

Reminds me of those Russian guys that currently rip some of my Linux/MIPS
benchmarks apart. They've got just a 25MHz R3000 variant. But all SRAM ...

Ralf

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