windows haters (repost for albert wagner)

tristan twem2-lfs at eridu.org.uk
Sun Jun 2 11:07:47 PDT 2002


On Sun, Jun 02, 2002 at 06:50:21PM +0100, Ian Molton wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Jun 2002 23:28:14 -0500
 
> X86 is one of the LEAST pleasant architectures out there to work on.
> thanks for making a crap design the standard

very true. Which is why we study it in comparison with ARM (which is the 
platform we do practical work on and extend the pipelining etc in theory)

> if X86 and M$ hadnt won, we'd all be using PPC or ARM systems with open
> standards (more competition).

If Xerox hadn't mucked things up then things would probably been completely
different.

Tristan
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