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Re: Lucent Technologies & Sun Microsystems



> There is virtually no likelihood that the NC model will succeed.  It's too 
> incompatible, too limited, and the much-ballyhooed cost savings simply aren't 
> enough to justify the dead-end, limited-function, crippled/brain-dead NC 
> machine.

You forgot "slow" "overpriced" and "server bound."  NC systems not only
have to overcome using inexpensive, slower commodity processors, almost
all of the NC plays beyond MS/Intel involve a VM-like solution to
compatibility, putting an already behind-in-performance system even
further to the rear.

I like the NC concept -- it's time for a whole new generation to learn
first-hand why time-sharing systems of the late-70s/early-80s were a bad
thing, because people who should know better seem to have forgotten. 

RSR