Are hardware vendors starting to bail on FreeBSD ... ?
Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC
chad at shire.net
Fri Jul 28 19:51:56 UTC 2006
On Jul 28, 2006, at 1:25 PM, jan gestre wrote:
> On 7/28/06, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC <chad at shire.net> wrote:
>> On Jul 27, 2006, at 5:41 PM, Born, Clinton wrote:
>> > Really? I wouldn't want such a myopic view when choosing to
>> > allocate our
>> > shareholders dollars. Best tool for the job. Period!
>> That is not as easy as you make it out to be. WHat one might in the
>> short term see as the best tool may not be such in 2 years when
>> support is dropped and you are in a forced obsolescence and have to
>> replace it with something else... So making value judgments like
>> tools that are known to be well supported on FReeBSD for example is
>> part of determining the best tool for the job
> these are FUD!
???? There is nothing there that is FUD.
> always think positive and don't be a cynic. nobody knows what will
> two years from now, right?
No, you can't, but often past history can predict pretty well how
some companies will behave. If companies have a history of quickly
dropping support etc then they probably will continue down that
path. Of they provide open source drivers and commit back into the
project, they will probably continue with that.
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