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

Anonymous Remailer (austria) mixmaster at
Thu Jun 7 02:21:02 UTC 2012

Damien Fleuriot <ml at> wrote:

> 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.

I have no idea what you're talking about. Does that count?

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

But your expansive and well-reasoned "rebuttal" is? Is mafiaware a religious
issue? I thought it was common sense. Thanks for your half-assed attempt to
marginalize it. I don't think you were successful. If at first...

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

I don't really care about that. But I'm sure you feel better after getting
it off your chest. Still, that doesn't have to do with two major
corporations conspiring to butt-fuck the consumer. At most it involved one
company. So, for now, this is more important than what you wanted to talk

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