Don't worry about I2O. Look around: how many I2O motherboards do you see,
as compared to non-I2O motherboards?
Look at it this way: you think microsoft is that interested in requiring
a second operating system (vxworks) to make NT go?
I2O will be a footnote in a year or so. After that, it will be forgotten
and in 10 years someone else will reinvent the idea and learn the hard
way why it is a bad one (as I2O is itself a reinvention of old, bad ideas).
Why is offloading IO a bad idea? Offloading video and 3D rendering work
well, it's what drives 3dfx and it's competitors. Or am I missing
something? My basic understanding of I2O is using a subprocessor to
handle all IO, thus freeing up the main processor from doing things like
waiting on interrupts and the like.
Systems Administrator, iTRiBE.net
If we've got to fight over grep, sign me up. But boggle can go.
-Ted Faber (on Hasbro's request for removal of /usr/games/boggle)
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