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

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Wed Jun 28 17:27:09 UTC 2006

Marc G. Fournier wrote:

> 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 ...

Well, Dell do have a DRAC which at least allows remote console 
independent of OS - also remote CD/floppy so you can install BSD from 
300 miles away (as long as you have a windows(!) machine with a 
CD/floppy locally).

Of course, their "OpenManage" software isn't, it's closed and only works 
on Linux/Windows.


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