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

Damien Fleuriot ml at
Wed Jun 6 21:42:47 UTC 2012

On 6 Jun 2012, at 21:52, Dave U. Random <anonymous at> wrote:

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

You have no idea what you're talking about.

This kind of religious propaganda post is neither constructive nor helpful.

I don't trust AMD with my servers' CPUs, not since many years ago when they had all these overheating problems.

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