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Re: OT: New low for Microsoft!



Yeah for the longest time I was using a P3 600Mhz, which ran Linux like
a young greyhound. I recently bought a Athlon 1.6Ghz off some women who
were practically giving it away. That is the only reason I upgraded. The
fundamentals of Capitalism, it sucks yet the world gobbles it up.

Austin

> You're kidding, right? You're actually defending software bloat for the
> sake of software bloat? I run a PIII 800 I bought 3 years ago. Given the
> current needs of Open Source Software I can see myself using this
> machine for another 4 years. Easily. Is there something wrong with
> stretching your dollar for computer hardware or did I miss the memo that
> we must purchase new machines every other year? This machine works
> great. I do email, web, development, run a mySQL server, CVS server and
> an HTTP server on it and I have RAM and CPU cycles to spare. Even when
> I'm ripping CDs, burning CDs and watching DVDs. I don't need more power
> now and I'm already like 3 years behind the curve in terms of power. I
> can't imagine NEEDING the specs that this article describes. 
> 
> If I do, there's something fundamentally wrong with the software I'm
> running. Either that or the software better be balancing my checkbook,
> running my budget, setting up appointments for me, answering my voice
> mail and returning phone calls per my instructions and looking up all
> data I request via voice recognition. Oh, and it should carry on
> conversations with me if I'm bored. Meaning, this kind of power means
> the software better be doing a lot more than just bloating an already
> bloated OS and adding a few minor software enhancements. Otherwise, I
> don't see what Longhorn could do to justify these specs.
> 
> Preston
> 




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