What is the best kind of computer,
overall? [was: Re: general questions about 7.0 and computer
kline at thought.org
Thu Aug 7 08:25:52 UTC 2008
On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 07:10:59AM +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 05:07:08PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > This brings me to my next question which is:: It it better to
> > buy a proprietary make like Dell or HP or stick to something
> > more generic? Let's assume that i could handle the hardware end
> > myself. what would you suggest?
> I'd stick to a system from a good local builder. It gives you much more
> control over what components go into the box. You want to make sure that
> the chipset on the motherboard and the graphics card are supported by
> FreeBSD. The components of e.g. Dell systems tend to vary depending on
> what they have lying around.
actually, it just occurred to me that there *is* a place just down
the hill that buys/sells used computer stuff. "RE-PC" ... not to
give them a plug or anything, but i had bought used cabling and a
few things there.
not sure that they'll built-to-order [used], but it's worth
checking. my LAN volunteer suggested all Dell, HP, <>, but then
he wasnt factoring in the reality that i can't swap-in/out parts
circa 2001 i had a local place build a bare-bones 750MHz server;
it was A+, not even a hiccup.
Good pt about checking the FBSD list. valuable resource.
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