On Wed, 23 Jun 1999 15:55:26 +0000, Sasha Pachev wrote:
>So I buy a low-end Sun for $5000 because I do not want do spend $100,000
>to throw it away and buy one for $100,000 when the $5000 guy cannot
>handle the load?
Exactly! This makes good business sense unless you know that the $5000
machine will be unable to deal with it very soon. With the depreciation
of hardware, deferring the $100,000 purchase a few months will save you
more than $5000. Stick to the same OS and your admin costs are small.
Also, you may need the business from the $5000 machine to obtain the
(Frederik Lindberg, Infectious Diseases, WashU, St. Louis, MO, USA)