Jason Henson jason at
Thu Jan 20 08:10:08 PST 2005

>       The recent discussion in this thread causes me to wonder  
> whether
> FreeBSD's performance on older, slower equipment could be a
> contributing
> factor to why hardware vendors like Dell and ATI are willing to
> provide only
> limited support for LINUX and none at all for FreeBSD.  After all, if
> FreeBSD
> lets a Pentium II w/MMX handle, for example, a moderately loaded web
> site or
> large network firewall or some other reasonable use and thereby
> obviating many
> purchases of hardware upgrades, why would they want to encourage its
> use?

Here is an interview with ati.  The sad part is they give a solid no to  
bsd support. 

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