[nycbug-talk] Server hardware
bschonhorst at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 13:28:28 EST 2006
On 2/22/06, csnyder <chsnyder at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been shopping server hardware recently (after many years of
> making due with repurposed workstations) and I've discovered that if
> you don't want to use Red Hat or SUSE Linux, you're pretty much on
> your own with regard to hardware compatibility.
> I'm sure this isn't news to anyone on this list.
> I know I have to do my due diligence and check the hardware notes
> against manufacturer websites, but the big three (DELL, HP, IBM) and
> retailers alike seem to take perverse delight in obscuring the info,
> forgetting to mention model numbers, or coming up with their own
> buzzwordy product names for standard parts.
> What is the common wisdom with regard to determining compatibility?
> Are there any manufacturers that you would deem "BSD-friendly"? Any
> server models/product lines that you have had consistently good luck
> with? Or am I pining for the impossible in a world driven by Microsoft
> and "enterprise" Linux?
Here is a good place to start:
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