What computer would you recommend?

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Any suggestions for good computers or what not to get?

-- Anonymous, September 13, 1999


I would recommend a Gateway computer or possible a DELL. I would not recommend a Packard-Bell or a Compaq. I currently use a Gateway laptop and have never had any problems.

-- Anonymous, September 15, 1999

The use of long run-on sentences, bad metaphors, multiple misspellings, and inappropriately-placed $5 words like "interdestructiveness" does not help The Computer's cause at all. The best gauge of the value of my attitudes, the sincerity of my convictions, and the force of my will is the hostility I receive from the most self-absorbed protestors you'll ever see. I am quite certain that I proudly adopt this stand. Communications are not just about nihilism but also about absenteeism. I understand how it operates, I have long recognized its tactics, and I know just about where it now stands on the ladder to total power. I can therefore say that, definitely, its positions are built on a backlash fueled by anger in the form of resentment, spite, vengeance, envy, loss, and bitterness over declining status -- on the part of piteous ridiculous rubes. It is hard to decide what is stronger - itsincredible stupidity as far as any real knowledge or ability is concerned, or the disgusting insolence of its behavior. And that, in my view, is our real problem.

I suggest you purchase a 4 CPU, 64-bit (kernel, memory addressing, filesystem, etc.) UNIX server in a scalable node configuration with a gigabyte of memory from a major vendor (HP, Sun, SGI, IBM, Compaq/DEC), a bunch of differential SCSI controllers, logical volume plexing and mirroring software licenses, a mess of LVD disk drives from IBM, Seagate, or Quantum (keeping a bunch of hot spares online), a DLT jukebox, and a really big UPS. Anything but a $35,000-40,000 24W7 support contract is unthinkable, of course.

-- Anonymous, September 22, 1999

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