The Expletive Qube? : LUSENET : Joel on Software : One Thread

This is the first time I've ever heard someone say something negative about the Cobalt Qube. (Granted, I haven't exactly been paying rapt attention.) What are some of the problems?

-- Anonymous, December 10, 2000


The MIPS processors are hardly non-standard, but Linux had pretty immature support for them circa kernel 2.0, which is IIRC what the Qube uses.

That said, I'd be more suspicious that the problem you've got is faulty hardware, since I know from personal experience that a resonable number of hosting outfits use Qubes.

Of course, given that you hat a bunch of other stuff about it, trying to hunt down a hardware fault seems like more trouble than it's worth. If I was in NYC I'd offer you take the cool case off your hands 8).

-- Anonymous, December 13, 2000

We've got a Qube 2 with aprox 50 users, all using MS-Outlook 97. Our Qube crashed every other day, until we discovered a timing problem between Outlook and send mail. Inceasing the server timeouts in Outlook, helped. Now the Qube only crashes once a week!

-- Anonymous, May 29, 2001

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