> Actually, in Real Computing, aka "not on your desktop", some groups
> such as, oh, IBM and the US Government (you may have heard of them)
> care about how fast a OS can perform in this kind of thing. They don't
> care about word processors, spreadsheets, web browsers, any of the
> stuff Joe Windowsuser will bitch about; what they really want is fast
> execution of parallel programs... and probably FORTRAN 77.


You and Ron are right.

Also, I didn't really understand what FTQ was trying to measure ...

I'll shut up and go write some drivers.

DaveL



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