Veronica wrote:When the Sun Workstation first appeared it beat the hell out of everything else on the same network.
Until some bright spark had a close look at the Network Firmware ... and discovered a deliberately built-in delay if the Caller was not a Sun Workstation.
Once that was removed, the Sun Workstation was no better than all the other terminals.
(Note to self: These are the same people responsible for Java)
Been done a 1,000 times over - remember 1.44Mb floppy disks and 720K floppies? They were the SAME, except 1.44Mb's passed higher quality tests. (You could actually buy 720's and drill the whole in the right place and get a 1.44Mb - ah resourcefulnes of student times)
Pentium II's - there was the SX and the version with the maths-co-processor (DX). IDENTICAL production runs - the non-co-pro just had the maths co-pro burnt out if it failed the higher quality check to be demoted from DX to SX.
Same with LCD's the best quality runs get the premium lables. I think there is only two companies in the world that make LCD flat screens. Same story with blank DVDs and CD's... except now maybe its just one production firm. Highest quality get premium labels, the worst gets re-stamped.
BRING BACK SUN/SOLARIS and X11 (showing my age now!) all is forgiven for Vista is crap! (For those techies out there, remember Allaire's Cold Fusion server4 - that was the fastest web server on the market wasn't it? But thats a whole different Cold Fusion!)
And dare I say it, but I know Usain Bolt can do a 9.40! Hes holding back too! Anyway, a little off topic. Apologies.