Re: Oracle chief architect says there ought to be one Linux distribution: Red Hat
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 17:40:40 -0700 (PDT)
On May 9, 7:14 pm, Ramon F Herrera <ra..._at_conexus.net> wrote:
> > > But still, I'm not the only one who was excited about it and then
> > > disillusioned as it bloated, I'm not the only one who thinks Intel
> > > hardware sucks, and I'm not the only one who thinks there should be a
> > > fork specifically for db needs. Do you not think these are legitimate
> > > advocacy issues?
> > Do you have something specific to backup the "Intel hardware sucks" line?
> I am pretty sure he must be referring to x86. His arguments sound like
> coming from the old RISC vs. CISC dichotomy era, which is long gone.
Hard to guess when Joel makes such a broad statement. ... he seems to be combining some thought about the size of the linux kernel and ancillary software getting larger combined with a shot against intel.
I did my best at my place to keep amd in the race but at the time of the purchase decision they just weren't a factor at that time. Things change and continue to change ... unless one gives a specific set of benchmark results at a point in time this just sounds "not so relevant" imho. Received on Fri May 09 2008 - 19:40:40 CDT