Subject: A chance to gloat :-)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: John F. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 01/17/1995 08:39:57
In the following forwarded message, the names have been removed to protect
the innocent (and the name of the guilty local internet provider has been
changed to GLIP...). I thought you all might be amused.
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So the friendly guys at GLIP switched their shell account machine from a
486DX2/66 running NetBSD to a Pentium 90 mhz running Linux.
And yes, the NetBSD box was faster under a 20 user load. :-)
GLIP will probably accuse me of psychologically damaging their user base
with the basic "welcome to hell" cautionary note that I posted when they
first announced the switchover to Linux.
: A. Person (ap@max.GLIP.net) wrote:
: I totally agree. Please fix this system soon. Linux is for PC's. I
: know max is on a PC, but GLIP is now too large for a PC, it really should
: be on a bigger machine. Sunos, and Berkley and BSD are the systems that
: most internet providors use, and has proven to work best. Even with a
: PC, GLIP should get rid of linux
: : Face it folks - something is drastically wrong with MAX since the
: : conversion to Linux. The simplest commands take 30-60 seconds to
: : execute. I've got an elapsed time timer in my Comm program, and it
: : literally took 3 minutes for me to login this morning.
: : There are only 20 users, and I 'ps -ax'-ed 'em to see if there were 10
: : people running C compilers. No such luck. Its just a typical max
: : load of pine, irc, telnet and sz folks.
: : All the talk about 'review' of Linux is pretty irrelevant when BSD has
: : had 15 years of review by a MUCH larger community, and 15 years of
: : performance improvements as well.
: : Can we please either FIX this in the next few days or switch back to
: : NetBSD?
: : -- A. "I am in a good mood" Person
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