Subject: Re: ballpark ratio users:cpu for a 86 NetBSD box?
To: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/27/1994 16:07:34
Dave McGuire says:
> I'd argue that. I will freely admit to having never *tried* to put
> 60 people on a PC, because the idea is just plain silly in my opinion.
The comment reminds me of a manager I knew once who wouldn't believe
that Sparcstation 10 pizza boxes were more powerful than his old
fridge size sun 4/490 servers. After all, they were too small -- how
could they be so powerful? Before dismissing the idea as "silly", you
ought to try it out.
> Out of curiosity...I honestly don't know much about the Pentium's
> instruction set, beyond the obvious 8086isms. What is ugly about it?
The obvious 8086isms. Furthermore, the whole machine is dirty -- too
much ten year old backward compatibility. You cannot, however, beat