Recommendation for 1000BASE-SX card?

Danial Thom danial_thom at
Thu Jun 1 07:27:53 PDT 2006

No, I use drivers that are good. I don't feel the
need to fix all that is broken in an OS; a good
engineer finds what works and what doesn't and
adjusts accordingly. Intel controllers are better
than broadcom controllers anyways, so simply
avoiding broadcom controllers is the strategy of


--- Chuck Swiger <cswiger at> wrote:

> Danial Thom wrote:
> > Also keep in mind that the bge driver is a
> piece
> > of crap; driver quality is a much more
> telling
> > factor in these free OS's than the card in
> many
> > cases. The EM and FXP are the only drivers
> worth
> > anything (mainly because neither were written
> by
> > mass-driver mill man Bill Paul).
> No doubt you've written a truly remarkable
> replacement driver which your email 
> is too small to contain.  Unlike Fermat,
> however, you've presumably hidden the 
> proof under the bridge where only trolls may
> go.
> I'm tempted to set a Followup-to: header to
> -chat or maybe /dev/null...
> -- 
> -Chuck
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