Dell workstation / server Freebsd's compatibility

Tim Judd tajudd at
Sat Jun 26 22:07:38 UTC 2010

On 6/26/10, Olivier GARNIER <ap1-10 at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got an old workstation wich i use to have FreeBSD server on it
> (http/samba/ 4 disk on RAID)
> It's summer time and the old workstation will not work at the end the
> summer time (too warm for it)
> So ii wish to change it.
> I don't need a big server, a tiny workstation will be enough.
> I wish a inter CPU and dell construction (i'm use to use there work)
> So herre is the question :
> If you have dell computer (wich is still sold by dell) and if you're
> working with FreeBSD on it with no more problem, can you tell me witch
> computer you have ?
> (it would be great to have the same list as laptop
> (*laptop* For workstation and server ...)

You have more people with success on generic hardware you buy at for example than you will with Dell or any other OEM.

Moreover, you won't get support from Dell or an OEM for support
issues, including hardware replacements because they didn't sell the
machine with BSD.

If you want a company that supports BSD, use iXsystems.

If you want general compatibility that generally works better than any
OEM, use general parts from newegg, etc.  iXsystems is the exception
because they test and support BSD on the parts they sell.

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