Is Yahoo! moving from FreeBSD?
atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr
Tue Mar 1 11:43:41 GMT 2005
Ted Mittelstaedt writes:
> Do you always buy new cars? New homes?
Yes. And new PCs.
> If you were tasked with going out and buying Windows server hardware
> and you had a maximum of $200 to spend, you would be pretty stupid to
> go down to Fry's and get one of their $199 on-sale computers when you
> could go spend the $200 on a used HP server that cost $9000 when it
> was new and has a full set of SCSI disks in it and probably a
> tapedrive. Sure the HP server is slow - but in that environment the
> reliability is more important than the speed.
But at least I could be reasonably sure that Windows would be able to
use the machine. I can't be that confident with other operating
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