[GTALUG] How to go fast without speculating... maybe

David Collier-Brown davec-b at rogers.com
Tue Jan 30 18:04:23 EST 2018

On 29/01/18 09:32 PM, William Park via talk wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 09:17:20PM -0500, Alvin Starr via talk wrote:
>> My benchmark for processor success is: Does several of
>> Asus,Supermicro,Tyan,Gigabyte et al make a motherboard for this CPU.
> I second this.  If I can't buy it, then I don't care.  This is true for
> cars and computer.

Ditto: Unobtanium isn't very useful (;-))

The sparc laptop I used to have was deliberately designed to fit on a 
board that was identical to a Dell product. When the screen died it was 
swapped for a Dell part. Ditto the battery, when it got wimpy.


David Collier-Brown,         | Always do right. This will gratify
System Programmer and Author | some people and astonish the rest
davecb at spamcop.net           |                      -- Mark Twain

More information about the talk mailing list