Recent journal articles note that Intel's next generation processor
which they call a Zeon or Xeon or some such will perform the amazing
feat of increasing the performance of a (presumably NT) server
something like 40 percent, probably for the measely sum of somewhere
between 50 and 150 grand. Has anybody in the Linux community noticed
this? I mean, that would have to make for fabulous advertising, i.e.
spend 100K for a 40% increase or 50 dollars for a copy of RedHat 5.1
for a performance increase of several hundred percent, or maybe even
have some sort of a TV ad showing some dufus handing over a suitcase
filled with stacks of hundreds for one of the new servers while they
play Tom Lehrer's * Tango ("I ache for the touch of your lips,
dear, but much <more> for the touch of your <whips>, dear...") in the
background, I mean, how stupid would you have to be...