Now here's something for FreeBSD advocacy

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Thu Aug 5 03:04:04 PDT 2004

On 2004-08-05 02:31, Daniel Rudy wrote:
> Using an older motherboard (AT form factor (not ATX) made in 2000) 
> which there are no more BIOS updates being made (Last one is in the 
> ROM), with a newer harddisk that the BIOS crashed when it tried to 
> probe it, FreeBSD took the drive directly at the hardware level and 
> used it with no problems.

Yeah, this is always an impressive feature of the various Open Source 
UNIXes I've tried until now.  They often "just work" in cases where 
other OSes stop and start asking silly questions like: "Do you have a 
driver for this device?" :-)

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