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SubjectRe: linux as a minicomputer ?
Followup to:  <>
By author: "John P. Looney" <>
In newsgroup:
> Many many moons ago, the GGI project promised us the ability to buy a
> four-processor box, four PCI video cards, four USB mice & keyboards, and
> let four people use that machine at once, with benefits all around.

"Benefits all around?" Such a machine would be slower and more
expensive than four single processor boxes, so what's the point?

This is fundamentally the problem with these kinds of schemes -- they
get outcompeted on price and availability by the massmarket items.
This is part of the very attraction of Linux -- it's running Unix on
stock, cheap, hardware.

<> at work, <> in private!
"Unix gives you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot." <>
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