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Comment: Re:RCA agrees (Score 1) 87

by arfonrg (#46811745) Attached to: AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

I INHERITED some HP/UX servers migrating from PA-RISC to Itanium. A COMPLETE disaster. This is what happens when people are promoted above their capability and moved into IT management but, I digress.

EVERYTHING was a problem. They had custom binaries in which the original authors were long gone on PA-RISC (no idea where the source was, and Aries barfed), drivers gave me headaches (looking at you printers), changes in base commands. Just a horrible experience.

From now on out, when I get asked to spec something, I'm going with the most vanilla, common solutions (e.g. Linux on x86 and exclude java where I can).

Comment: Re:RCA agrees (Score 2) 87

by arfonrg (#46805991) Attached to: AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

I never understood the ARM server angle.... There are plenty of existing server architectures that work fine now, why add another oddity? If the answer is: x86 is too bloated and ARM can be smaller/faster/better, I just went through sheer HELL with a set of Itanium HP severs (which were supposed to be smaller/faster/better) and it taught me to NEVER buy/recommend buying any 'minority' architecture. x86 might be inefficient but, it's supported by everything I want.

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