> > Finally, you'll want to consider the ultimate reliability of a PC. With a
> > Sun you're getting all workstation-grade components which could lead to
> > less down-time and quicker repairs (if you have a hardware maintenance
> > contract). Not that a PC is unreliable, but if you choose a PC, by all
> > means get a "workstation-grade" variety. I lean towards Micron (don't
> > forget the SCSI hard drives!) but definitely pick a top-tier brand.
> Also consider that with a PC you can often replace a failed component with
> a quick trip to the local computer store. That's a lot harder on a Sparc.
On the flip side, you can get service from Sun that will get you a
Sun FE out to replace a failed component on Christmas Day in a
snowstorm. *My* local computer store isn't open then....
Right tool for the right job, and all that....
Actually, from what I have been able to piece together about the
Khmer Rouge, they were a strange blend of communist, rousseauist, and
environmentalist.Not too far from Al Gore.
- Brian K Yoder (byoder @