Are hardware vendors starting to bail on FreeBSD ... ?

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Wed Jun 28 16:56:09 UTC 2006

On Wed, 28 Jun 2006, Francisco Reyes wrote:

> Marc G. Fournier writes:
>> So, my question above, and a public call to -core, or anyone else:
>>    What can we, as a community, due to improve this situation?
> How about buying from vendors that specifically support FreeBSD.
> and surely others.

In my case, it comes down to two words: remote administration ... HP is 
the only system I've yet found that has it integrated as part of the 
hardware ...

The other selling point for me on HP was the 2.5" SAS drives ... our new 
servers have 4x72G SAS drives in a 1U space, which means I can do RAID1+0 

Other point is leasability ... from an accounting perspective, its better 
for me to lease servers, then it is to buy them outright ... being in 
Canada, its very difficult to lease servers from the US ...

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