Is this something we (as consumers of FreeBSD) need to be aware of?

Dave U. Random anonymous at
Wed Jun 6 20:01:23 UTC 2012

Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> On Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:47:11 +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > Having to pay Verisign instead of Microsoft makes no difference: the
> > point is why should I have to pay anything to a third party in order to
> > run whatever OS I want on a piece of hardware I own?

It's time to dump the Intel/Microshaft mafia forever. FreeBSD, OpenBSD,
NetBSD, and even Linux have ports to many platforms. Why stay on Intel? It's
an overgrown ugly mess.

We need to stop buying Intel mafiaware with preinstalled Microshaft mafiware
and run a free (or in the case of Linux "apparently free") OS on free

There are increasing numbers of SBCs and plenty of used servers on
Ebay. They're all built better than commodity Intel mafiaware. Good

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