Hardware Costs & .Net
On Fri, 09 Nov 2001 17:53:52 GMT, email@example.com (Mike Mitchell)
>On 9 Nov 2001 15:52:50 GMT, "Jay Glynn" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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:
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?
Re: Hardware Costs & .Net
"Zane Thomas" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> 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.
Re: Hardware Costs & .Net
On Sat, 10 Nov 2001 17:35:33 -0700, "Who Cares?" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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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