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SubjectRe: linux as a minicomputer ?
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Followup to:  <20020411154601.GY17962@antefacto.com>
By author: "John P. Looney" <john@antefacto.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> 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.

-hpa
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"Unix gives you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot."
http://www.zytor.com/~hpa/puzzle.txt <amsp@zytor.com>
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