> <<On Sun, 16 Jul 2000 11:41:37 -0700 (PDT), "Rodney W. Grimes" 
> > Ohh... and a finally note, DEC blew the chip design by only including
> > a 160byte threshold point given that PCI 2.0 spec says it should have
> > been 500bytes!!
> It wouldn't be the first thing DEC had screwed up in the design of
> these NICs.  On the other hand, Intel has owned the silicon for a
> couple of years now, which is more than enough time to unscrew it if
> they really wanted to.  Clearly, they'd rather be selling 82559s....

You're going to barf when I tell you that the ethernet component in the 
new ICH2 (PIIX4 equivalent in the new low-cost 815 chipset) looks like an 

... every activity meets with opposition, everyone who acts has his
rivals and unfortunately opponents also.  But not because people want
to be opponents, rather because the tasks and relationships force
people to take different points of view.  [Dr. Fritz Todt]

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