Very true. It doesn't mean that a new computer is better than the old one
being recycled.
A new twist I heard that Micro Soft is requiring computer vendors to
write their bios so that
only win 8 will boot on them. They want to get rid of Linux.Once a win 8
machine forever a
win 8 machine.

cheers
DS



On Mon, 5 May 2014 09:54:10 -0400 dmccunney <dennis.mccun...@gmail.com>
writes:
> On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 9:37 AM, Dale E Sterner <sunbeam...@juno.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> > I think cost is the big factor for serial. Serial would have to 
> clock 8
> > times faster to match IDE.
> 
> Cost is the big factor, period.  PCs are commodities, with commodity
> pricing.  Given the same specs, it largely doesn't *matter* whose 
> name
> is on the box.  The purchase decision comes down to price, and 
> lowest
> cost producer wins because they can offer cheaper prices.
> 
> > A 250 gig CF chip costs $1500 while an SD chip is much much 
> cheaper.
> 
> And this is a *bad* thing?
> 
> Perhaps you would prefer PCs still used MFM drives with separate
> controller cards?
> 
> I still have my old XT clone with two Seagate ST-225 20 *MB* hard
> drives connected to a WD controller card.  Nowadays, you can't find 
> a
> 20 *GB* hard drive.  They are all much larger and getting bigger
> still.  You can get terabyte SATA drives for about $65.
> ______
> Dennis
> 
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