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segin2005 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 21:06:40 CDT 2006
Zane H. Healy wrote:
>>I am a 16 year old high school student who works with computer daily. I
>>perfer to work with older systems (386s are fun!) because they are just
>>so damned reliable. Mainly, I do software development, but when I have
>>time, I uhh... can't remember.
> Welcome to the list!
> I'm curious, what makes you consider them so reliable? Are you saying
> they're more reliable than modern x86 hardware? I'm curious as I can
> understand many of the motivations for collecting other hardware, but
> not x86 PC's. I assume you're not running some bizarre OS, that requires
> the hardware, that and interfacing with strange hardware that you need and
> won't work with newer systems are about the only reason besides games that
> makes sense to me.
> At the same time my own dislike of PC Hardware of that vintage might be
> colouring my perception. After all, most of the systems I run don't make
> sense to most people.
Sorry for such a late reply, but all of my boxen (save a Mac that's in
such bad condition it's nothing but a few pieces of metal and the
motherboard plus psu which is also dead, could use the mobo for
something) are all i386 or better. I would really love to get my hands
on a SPARC box, or some money to pay for said box (hell, shipping ain't
free). I responded to a email a friend forwarded to me from this list
(beforee i subscribed) about some sparcs, but shipping was well over 150
dollars, and that's about all the money i've had for the last 3 years
combined (I am rather poor...)
No, I do NOT have a job, nor could I pass a piss-test to get one.
The real problem with C++ for kernel modules is: the language just sucks.
-- Linus Torvalds
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