Re: "obsolete" hardware

Tsurng-Chen Chern (
Thu, 12 Jun 1997 16:41:05 -0700 (PDT)

Guess who's dropping 386 support.

On Thu, 12 Jun 1997, linux kernel account wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Jun 1997, Mike Jagdis wrote:
> > Just because *your* software won't run on a 386 is no reason to
> > want someone else's software to not run on a 386. That is just pure
> > lunacy!
> >
> [This is my last post in this thread: Yuri has apoligised and I consider
> it over]
> It's not lunacy!!! It's good bussiness sence! If you are unable to
> produce software that can run well on minimal software then you try to
> make everyone elses stuff require big iron.. That makes the competition
> noncopetive.. If you are REAL good then you make sure your features that
> make everyone bloted work extra well on your compeators.. If you do this
> enough the market will believe 'Thats the way it is..' and they will
> accept it.. The hardware manufactures will LOVE you and make sure to
> bundle whatever device you produce that bloats apps so that everyone is
> slowed down and must buy BETTER hardware.. Dont believe me? Look at
> Microsoft's stock: Up, Up, Up..... and their market penetration grows
> every day.. Smart company.. It takes alot of brains to get the best out of
> shabby development..

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