Cringley is God

September 7, 2003 at 12:03 pm | Posted in Technology | Leave a comment

Two years ago this weekend, Robert X. Cringley predicted how the Hewlett-Packard + Compaq merger would turn out. Turns out he might have been right.

I’ve always liked HP products, and have been an advocate within my company for them when IBM tried to muscle in on our Unix infrastructure. Even though HP-UX PH-UXs, AIX is even worse; about the only saving grace for IBM is that they are embracing Linux and Open Source. Their service and support people are still mostly incompetent and/or arrogant though.

Lately, however, with HPQ’s committment to PA-RISC in question, and IBM doing a good job with their POWER/PowerPC based products. I am thinking of switching my preferences. With the old HP, I knew I was picking the best; now it’s simply picking the lesser of two evils.

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