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RE: Re: [SLUG] Another report from the trenches
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- Subject: RE: Re: [SLUG] Another report from the trenches
- From: Jill Rowling <Rowling@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Aug 1 11:39:01 2001
Ah yes, that's why I am rather keen to hang onto old things like
They might only have 8 bit colour, but they make a fantastic X terminal.
We had a visitor in over the weekend; while Mike was doing the editing /
updating and typesetting on LaTeX, the visitor was able to view the output
satisfactorily using xdvi on the old sparcstation 4. The xdvi program was
actually running on the Alpha but with the display running on the sparc
through a telnet session.
We actually bought the old sparc for its colour monitor; the fact that it
came with a fully functional computer was a bonus.
And Jamie, it's so quiet, it makes a 486 sound like a threshing machine in
Mind you, when they were new the sparcs probably cost $50k; we paid about
0.004 of that amount.
Jill Rowling, Snr Des. Eng. & Unix System Administrator
Eng. Systems Dept, Aristocrat Technologies Australia
3rd Floor, 77 Dunning Ave Rosebery NSW 2018
Phone: (02) 9697-4484 Fax: (02) 9663-1412 Email: rowling@xxxxxxxxxx
> -----Original Message-----
> From: martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> --- Jamie Honan <jhonan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > However, a simpler, cheaper, quieter device
> > may be just what
> > Only two out of the three, though.
> I thought the saying went
> "Simple, cheap, quiet. Pick two."
> (Actually the version I see used most is "Cheap, reliable,
> fast. Pick two."
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