What is the best kind of computer, overall? [was: Re: general questions about 7.0 and computer efficiency......]

Gary Kline 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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