VAXen RULE! (WAS Microkernels)

Segin segin2005 at
Sat Aug 5 12:22:48 CDT 2006

Al Kossow wrote:
>>Current Macs share much more with PeeCees
>>than SGI IRISes and Sun SPARCs, so there is most likely a non-insignificant
> amount of suboptimal hardware that eats processor cycles
> Please give concrete examples of this "suboptimal hardware" you speculate
> about, and give examples of how this is done better on SGI or Sun DESKTOP
> CLASS Hardware.
When will the flamewar ever end? Is x86 the magical trolling word around 
here? I'm real sorry, I never knew that mentioning x86 systems here 
would cause such a dicussion.

That said, does anyone happen to know when the "newest" produced VAX was 
made? My best research indicates that HP continued cranking them out 
until mid-2005, but that could be wrong...

The real problem with C++ for kernel modules is: the language just sucks.
	-- Linus Torvalds

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