[CentOS] OT: workstation recommends: Thinkmate?

Rainer Duffner rainer at ultra-secure.de
Thu Sep 4 20:49:02 UTC 2008


Am 04.09.2008 um 21:36 schrieb Lanny Marcus:

> Barry Olddog wrote:
>> I'm looking to buy a new workstation, and it looks like Thinkmate  
>> makes what I need -- their vsx "virtually silent" variety. I  
>> hestitate because I  wasn't happy with a laptop I bought a few  
>> years ago from a small outfit that sold Linux boxes exclusively.  
>> Does anyone have experience with Thinkmate, and in particular, the  
>> VSX line? If the later, is it really quiet. I run Centos on four  
>> machines now, three of which are Dells, and I'm hoping to do  
>> better. The Dell T5400 is close to what I want, but I get more for  
>> less from Thinkpad -- at least on paper.
>
> No experience with Thinkmate, or, knowledge of them, but 4 of the 5  
> computers in this room are Dell's. If Thinkmate is a long  
> established company, with an excellent reputation, buy from them. If  
> not, Dell will be around, to support your T5400, for a long time.
>


Indeed.
But before I spent that much money on a PC, I'd want to *see* it and  
hear it. In reality.
Anybody can claim to manufacture a "virtually silent" workstation.

Too bad, Apple is the only vendor that has stores and all models on  
display (at least, for desktops - but for a server, noise isn't  
relevant anyway).

How much is the price difference actually?




Rainer



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