Subject: Re: DEC hardware question
To: Chris Rupnik <email@example.com>
From: Jochen Kmietsch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/18/2002 20:01:33
On Thu, 18 Jul 2002, Chris Rupnik wrote:
> I'll second Jason's email. I have a 3com 3c905TX working beautifully in my
> lowly axppci33. It is must faster than the realtek based (DFE-538TX) that
> was in there before.
Well, there are network-cards, and there are realtek (and ne2000 and
clones, for that matter) cards.
http://www.fefe.de/linuxeth/realtek.txt is worth reading, I especially
like the "The RealTek 8139 PCI NIC redefines the meaning of 'low end.'"
Real Programmers don't play tennis, or any other sport that requires
you to change clothes. Mountain climbing is OK, and real programmers
wear their climbing boots to work in case a mountain should suddenly
spring up in the middle of the machine room.