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From: Donald Shepherd
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Subject: Re: IBM chip fab will use Linux
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Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 18:18:31 GMT
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fred bartoli wrote:
> Well, given the cost of off time in a $billions factory, I really don't
> think that IBM will play that game just to "buy" a good new image to their
> piece of software. The point is undoubtly reliability.
> About the same point a friend of mine that is currently administrating a
> 2000+ machines parc tells me that windows servers *have* to be restarted at
> least once a week. Unix/linux ones they have are *never* restarted.
> Also run on the same hardware windows serves less clients than linux. Sure
> this again is not the reason for IBM choice, but this might be a good
> additionnal reason for personnal use (of course provided SW is available).
> > I have an old 5 slot IBM PC gathering dust. I got it with the optional
> > documentation that included schematics, BIOS listings, and a manual for
> > cassette basic. It was built by grownups for grownups. None of my later
> > machines ever had documentation that even came close. I don't think Big
> > Blue Linux would be a bad thing.
> > Don
I agree about the reliability. Obviously, IBM's Linux is reliable enough to
replace Windows. I guess my points deal more with why IBM proclaimed their
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