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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
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    > 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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    <hpa@transmeta.com> at work, <hpa@zytor.com> in private!
    "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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