As my friend, PC saleman, said, the ordinary PC
shopper always asks when the window98 would be availabel.
customers do not bother to deal with upgrade the windows
themselves, and for those clients, the pc saleman always
recommend them to wait until windwow98 availabel.
am waiting for window98 for long time in order to
get the third PC at home. One pc purchase would allow
me to upgrade my another two PC at home. I just do
not understand why DOJ would attack msft for their
popular product. If someone else has any product, just
show it up. These kinds of things just look like socks
only good for two years. If anyone has better products
and better demonstration, its market domination would
Gates should be a little more
generous to politician in political donation.
Didn't realize my argruments were just from the
FYI, I think the point can be made
for BOTH price and performance. Perhaps the later
point will be evident when
the K6-2 launches
Mike, you keep reiterating the same hopeless
argument--and that is AMD can compete on price alone. Its a
failed strategy. But I guess we'll all wait around for
things to play out to demonstrate
that AMD's time is
all but finished.
The ground on which AMD I think AMD is a buy.
Recent HP news and
prices on their current chips
seems to indicate they overcome
problems. There are four tier 1 using AMD's
Compare this with last year. I may or may not have post
recent prices on AMD chips in comparison to Intel. If
check out http://www.pricewatch.com the price
greater than 25%...closer to 40%. This
leads me to believe
AMD's yield problem is over.
Don't forget 2H98 IBM ramps up
with K6 and HP is
jumping ship to use K6.
-Buy a little scanner (150$) , make a 2400dpi
scan: It will take you half an hour to manipulate the
-Perform an OCR on a 100page book : it will take you
-Make an archive system, to archive your
documentations..... By a simple 150$Pagis.Pro: you will see your CPU
-Do some Voice-Image- surfing: Not only
your internet is the bottleneck !
-Make a Voice archive
-Ever done cluster
-ever performed indexing of gigabyte
-ever searched the 4Gb harddrive for a file
-ever swapped from application one to five while 10
applications are open ? Fe receiving a fax, opening an excell
spreadsheet, open your OCR Textbridge, open your Write file,
Scan a file etc....
Problem is that most people
use things for what they easily go, PC is still a
typewriter for most, and maybe a surftool for the rest.
Spreadsheet has probably reached 10%; So a minority is doing
things above, because you have to be a little bit
searching the limits yourself....
My network runs with
8Gb now (upgraded 1 year ago) , it's now limiting
myself, think of quadrupling again. I run 160Mhz, it's
limiting myself, think of doubling or tripling too...
Kurlak indicated that one of his concerns is that
INTC has converted to the .25 micron process. INTC has
already said that they are converting to the .18 micron
process by mid next year.
Kurlak says he forsee's a
price war on the horizon. If so, how is an unprofitable
venture such as AMD going to be left standing??? I know
you have indicated on another Board that you believe
they are a good buy--with the pressures they face just
to run in place--let alone keep up--what's your
basis for suggesting they are a buy??? There is a house
cleaning coming--I think some refer to it as the
headlights of the train--and the outcome hardly seems in
If you have the answer to the question you raise
you can become a very wealthy person. Whatever it is
it will be evolutionary, not revoluntionary. INTC
has faced this same issue before--it not virgin
territory. Cheap PC's are not a new paradigm--they have been
with us all along. Capacity issues are not a new
paradigm--there are no new paradigms for the forseeable
Application and Need are not new paradigms--its been created
as we go along. My next guess is probably the
portable and autmobile marketplace--but then who knows.