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To: dmanddmer <dmerchan@hiwaay.net>
Subject: Re: linus.linux.sgi.com
From: david@carrera.columbus.sgi.com (David Watters)
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 10:30:47 -0500 (EST)
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: dmanddmer <dmerchan@hiwaay.net> "Re: linus.linux.sgi.com" (Jan 19, 5:21am)
References: <369F8C88.39CC6B03@infopact.nl> <199901151909.LAA23245@oz.engr.sgi.com> <19990115225918.25643@uni-koblenz.de> <199901160321.TAA11493@dm.cobaltmicro.com> <36A40CBE.F55CA9F1@detroit.sgi.com> <199901190519.VAA17644@dm.cobaltmicro.com> <36A46AAE.16FDA4C9@hiwaay.net>
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On Jan 19,  5:21am, dmanddmer wrote:
> Subject: Re: linus.linux.sgi.com
> Personally, since SGI made the questionable decision to port to NT, I
> wish they would commit to AMD's processors instead of Intels.

SGI couldn't.  SGI had to replace so much of the IA/440xx chipset that there
had to be a prettty big agreement with Intel covering a lot of issues,
machines, processors, and markets to allow SGI to, for example, implement
the frontside bus in their own chipset.  Don't forget all those Co'op
marketing dollars too. -dong ^dong -dong ^^dong

> Porting to NT alone is probably not enough to save the company.  It
> didn't work for Intergraph.

Yeah, but Intergraph is lame so they had that working against them too. :)


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