Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Sun Dec 14 22:41:03 PST 2008

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 09:42:32PM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >probably that they would create "competitors" somehow, magically, without
> >providing any information that directly encourages competition for their
> >hardware.  If they wanted to provide per-incident paid software support
> >or simply charge people extra for drivers, *then* I could see this being
> >a problem, but I haven't seen a whole lot of that kind of rent-seeking
> >behavior from graphics adapter vendors.
> i don't see any problem. There is a product - for example Nvidia 
> powersuckers^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hfull 3D accellerators. Their can this, that, 
> blah, blah and blah, they don't have FreeBSD support.
> There are other products, they can this that blah blah and have FreeBSD 
> support.
> You need blah blah and blah under FreeBSD, you don't buy nvidia.
> end of topic.

I've responded to this attitude of yours in another subthread.  I don't
remember exactly where, but I mentioned terms like "laptop" and "package
deal" (or something to that effect) a bit.  Please address that before
you go bandying this weak "argument" around any more.

Chad Perrin [ content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
Quoth William Gibson: "The future is already here.  It's just not very
evenly distributed."
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