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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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