Subject: Re: Slightly Off-Topic...
To: NetBSD Bob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Lord Isildur <email@example.com>
Date: 06/25/2001 11:08:38
this is depressing!
well, it just shows, compaq is after all just one more shitty PeeCee
company among many. no innovation or leadership there!
Looks like i'm gonna have to start getting into powerPC stuff if i want to
it does make me even happier to know i have such beautiful machines as my
VAXen and alpha boxen (and mipsen) when the entire rest of the world is
swimming in a huge puddle of shit called wintel.
so sad. everything the great genius of the countless DEC engineers and
hackers have done now has been laid to waste by the morons in the Q. they
probably feel very good about themselves of course. losers.
On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, NetBSD Bob wrote:
> > Just saw this on the morning News... Should never have let them buy DEC,
> > I tell ya..
> > --
> > - J. Buck Caldwell
> > Compaq to Phase Out Computer Lines Not Using Intel
> > NEW YORK (Reuters) - Compaq Computer Corp. (NYSE:CPQ - news) on Monday
> > said it had agreed to a technology-sharing pact to build high-powered
> > computers with chip maker Intel Corp. (NasdaqNM:INTC - news) and would
> > scale back computer lines based on chip technology developed in-house.
> Oh, well, such is hi-tech biz.... Where is Gatesware in all this?
> The least Compaq could do, if they have the oblong hanging thingies,
> is to free up the VAX stuff into the public trust, for posterity.
> Some pencil-necked, pointy-headed bean counter will nix that, tho.
> Next it will be an Itanium in my watch... yikes... what is the
> world coming to... an Intel chip in every electronic black box,
> whether used or not? Talk about monopolies....
> > ... Compaq said it is transferring significant Alpha microprocessor
> > and development tools to Intel. No financial terms were disclosed.
> Now, why would they want to do that if the Itanium thingy was all that
> I smell a rat in the works somewhere.....
> (slightly pessimistic, today.....)