spyro at f2s.com
Thu Oct 17 14:58:01 PDT 2002
On Thu, 17 Oct 2002 21:44:05 +0000 (UTC)
Antony at Soft-Solutions.co.uk (Antony Stone) wrote:
> > So, if X86 wasnt cheap and plentiful, what makes you think linux
> > wouldnt exist?
> Okay, it might *exist*, but it wouldn't be so widespread around the
> world as it has turned out, without being based (primarily) on
> hardware which was being promoted by two of the biggest marketing
> forces around at the time.
one of which would have dropped in price massively, just like intel
> > Of course it would - just on one of the other cheap and plentiful
> > architectures that was around at the time.
> > The Acorn R140 was the first sub 4000ukp Unix workstation (at least
> > in the UK)
> Yeah, but look how successful they were at maintaining market share,
> compared to Microsoft and IBM.
They started smaller... insects and giants type thing :)
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