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Re: Netra X1 advice?

On Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 05:58:18PM -0700, Adam McKenna wrote:
> If I could go back and do it over again, I'd buy something else.  There are a
> few "neat" features, but overall, I'd rather have a 1U x86 box.  As far as
> alternatives, the only other 1U boxes I've played with are VA and Penguin.
> I've heard good things about the IBM netfinity, it looks like you can get a
> 1U box from them with 20GB HD + 128 Megs for around $1300.

I should add that this perspective is coming from someone who actually wants
to run a business on this box.  (A web hosting company).

If your objective is different (i.e., become familiar with sparc
architecture, develop 64-bit code, etc.) then the X1 could be a good box for
you.  But unless you want to help test boot-floppies or kernel code, I'd
advise against buying one for a month or so.


Adam McKenna  <adam@debian.org>  <adam@flounder.net>

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