Re: "obsolete" hardware

Nicholas J. Leon (
Fri, 13 Jun 1997 08:50:43 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 12 Jun 1997, yuri mironoff wrote:

# Whoa there!!!! I dare you to produce any modern Microcrud software
# that runs well on a 486.

Ok, I'm not sure if that comment was <sarcasm> or what, but I just wanted
to comment that we [my company] does in fact use a MASS of 386 & 486's. We
load up WfW on them, Pathway's NFS, Access2 and then use it to access a
multigigabyte database that's served off a UltraSparc running Oracle 7.x.

Works like a &*&#'ing charm. Cheap, too. Considering we have well over 70
client boxes with this configuration, upgrading these machines to
Pentium's would be cost-prohibitive. They work just /fine/ as they are.

As the addage<sp?> goes, "Don't fix what's not broke."

<and btw, I also [at home] run a 386SX-16 w/2MB RAM, no video, no HD,
Linux 2.0.29-ISS4 - it's a nameserver/timeserver>.

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