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  1. #1
    Zane Thomas Guest

    Hardware Costs & .Net

    On Fri, 09 Nov 2001 17:53:52 GMT, kylix_is@hotmail.com (Mike Mitchell)
    wrote:

    >On 9 Nov 2001 15:52:50 GMT, "Jay Glynn" <jlsglynn@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>The application will target a specific CLR. There can be multiple CLR's residing
    >>on a pc.

    >
    >What? Multiple dollops of 15 MB a go?


    Click on the following link:

    http://store.westerndigital.com/product.asp?sku=1828361

    Ok, ready?

    That's a 100gb drive for $279, or $2.79 for 1000 mb. So let's say that
    the runtime is 20mb, you get to store a copy of the runtime for $0.0558 -
    that's one **** of a dollop eh?

    RAM? Same thing, 256mb sticks are going for $45 each now - so for $45 you
    can load tweleve different versions of the runtime into ram; not that
    that's likely to ever happen except in the most bizarre testing scenario.

    Once upon a time I happened to be working on OS/2 at MS [hope I'm not
    violating any lifetime ndas here <g>]. There were endless hassles with
    IBM which insisted that OS/2 needed to run on a 286 with 8mb of ram.
    Meanwhile over in the building next-door Windows 3.0 was underway and
    being designed under assumptions which looked to the future instead, a
    future where <gasp> 25mhz 386s with 16mb were everywhere.

    I wasn't privy to the what discussions and decisions lead to MS abandoning
    OS/2, but my guess is that IBM's stupidity weighed in heavily. When I
    read the Facts <cough> from the MS trial I didn't know whether to laugh or
    cry when I read that it was a Fact that MS killed OS/2. IBM killed OS/2,
    that's the fact of the matter.

    So where does that leave us Mike?

    MS is looking to the future, which afaik it always has, and that future
    consists of faster machines with more disk space and ram, and faster
    internet connections; for less money. Three years from now 15mb,
    delivered over the internet, will be insignificant and common-place.

    Btw, you don't work for IBM do you?


    --
    Zane Thomas
    www.mabry.com/dotnet

  2. #2
    Who Cares? Guest

    Re: Hardware Costs & .Net


    "Zane Thomas" <zane@mabry.com> wrote in message
    news:3bf5761a.94433609@news.devx.com...
    >
    > MS is looking to the future, which afaik it always has, and that future
    > consists of faster machines with more disk space and ram, and faster
    > internet connections; for less money. Three years from now 15mb,
    > delivered over the internet, will be insignificant and common-place.



    Gosh, looks like Zane's been reading a lot
    of java advocates.




  3. #3
    Zane Thomas Guest

    Re: Hardware Costs & .Net

    On Sat, 10 Nov 2001 17:35:33 -0700, "Who Cares?" <venetian7@home.net>
    wrote:

    > Gosh, looks like Zane's been reading a lot
    > of java advocates.


    Gee, looks like you have nothing of interest to contribute - as usual.


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    Zane Thomas
    www.mabry.com/dotnet

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