[svlug] Debugging memory problems

Rafael raffi at ark.linwin.com
Sat Jan 19 01:03:02 PST 2002

On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 11:36:49AM -0800, David Masten wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-01-17 at 23:41, Rafael wrote:
> > I'm not familiar with your environment so I can't comment on that.  
> > However, I have very hard time to understand (mostly) startup companies of
> > the 1990's that have no problems getting BMWs for their management or top
> > people, all kinds of office perks, and bonusses, but they skimp on
> > computer and network equipment. Instead of buying decent US made equipment
> > from Sun, SGI, HP, etc. (which would bring the prices down) they invest in
> > crappy PeeCees which in some way supports the evil empire [1] with it's
> > crappy OS and other software. 
> <snip>
> I do not know what you are ranting about here. Most of the 1990's
> startups that I have dealt with bought the biggest most powerful
> computer equipment they could, and there was a glut of second hand high
> end equipment this year from all the bankrupt companies.
> Yes, we are using Intel hardware. We have found a vendor who is not
> charging us for an OS. 

Some OSes are worth buying sometimes assuming the price is not too high.

> I make my decisions based on cost/performance. A farm of "cheap" PCs

Good to know.

> running Linux gave us better performance at a lower cost than SGI, Sun,
> HP, and IBM workstations or servers could give us. 
> Dave
> p.s. My management team drives Ferraris. They earned them.

Good for them, they drive Ferraris and you have memory problems...

Good luck to you,


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