Greetings all,

I have been known to give new life to Dell Customers, after migrating thier old W2K servers to FreeBSD, with Samba, this makes a fine File Server with execellent Security.


Dell PowerEdge 1500SC,

Intel Pentium III 1.2GHz, Tualatin 512 L2 cache, Intel Mainboard P2300, 512MB RAM, 36GB HDD SCSI U160 HotSwap Seagate ST336706LC, LG CD-ROM CDR-8482B EIDE, Standard Floppy Drive 1.44MB 3.5", RAGE XL PCI 4MB RAM, Seagate DAT 4mm DDS-4 Streamer 20-40GB SCSI, Intel Pro/1000 Network adaptor, Swiss Keyboard, Logitech wheel mouse, 17" SVGA, APC Smart_UPS 700VA

FreeBSD v. 6.0 installation, with Samba v2.2.12,









Physical Partitions

/dev/ad0s1a

/dev/ad0s1f

/dev/ad0s1g

/dev/ad0s1e



Logical Partitions

/                        /dev/ad0s1a                 512MB

swap

/tmp                  /dev/ad0s1f                2048MB

/var                   /dev/ad0s1g                 512MB

/usr                   /dev/ad0s1e             29789MB


I make makes all home folders in the /usr partition.

once every three months I check the server, and I give it a clean Bill of Health. So far so good

It have been up for two years now, and the client is very happy. another ex Microsoft client who is very happy they did not have to make a mojor investment to buy new hardware and Win2003 server.

What more can I say?

Salvatore Albanese
Sr. Consultant
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Today's Topics:

  1. Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall (Peter A. Giessel)
  2. Dell Linux survey (Scott I. Remick)
  3. Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall (TooMany Secrets)
  4. Re: Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall
     (Julian Stacey)
  5. Re: Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall
     (Nikolas Britton)
  6. Re: Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall
     (Nikolas Britton)
  7. Re: Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall (Warren Myers)
  8. Re: Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall
     (Nikolas Britton)
  9. Re: Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall
     (Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav )


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 09:34:35 -0800
From: "Peter A. Giessel" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall
To: freebsd-advocacy@freebsd.org
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Dell is actually asking what Linux Distro to install, but if enough of us
ask for preinstalled FreeBSD, it might get them thinking about FreeBSD and
looking into providing support and especially drivers in the future.

It can't hurt anyway :)

http://www.dell.com/linuxsurvey

P.S., feel free to CC me as I'm not subscribed to this list.


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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 13:49:01 -0400
From: "Scott I. Remick" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Dell Linux survey
To: freebsd-advocacy@freebsd.org
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Due to the positive response they've gotten regarding people wanting
systems pre-installed with Linux, Dell has put a survey up:

http://www.dell.com/linuxsurvey

FreeBSD users might want to fill out the survey and at the end, choose
"other" for the distribution enter "FreeBSD". Can't hurt :)


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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 20:32:51 +0100
From: "TooMany Secrets" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall
To: freebsd-advocacy@freebsd.org
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Sorry for the top-posting, but only one "to" was added, and wasn't this list.

2007/3/13, Peter A. Giessel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
Dell is actually asking what Linux Distro to install, but if enough of us
ask for preinstalled FreeBSD, it might get them thinking about FreeBSD and
looking into providing support and especially drivers in the future.

Well... I was put a suggestion for FreeBSD, but thank's to my bad
english the most possible could be that anybody was read my
"suggestion".

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Seven megs for the hackers scarce,
Five megs for the grads in smoky lairs,
Three megs for system source;

One disk to rule them all,
One disk to bind them,
One disk to hold the files
And in the darkness grind 'em.
============================


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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 21:28:23 +0100
From: "Julian Stacey" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall
To: freebsd-advocacy@freebsd.org
Message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

2007/3/13, Peter A. Giessel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> Dell is actually asking what Linux Distro to install, but if enough of > us > ask for preinstalled FreeBSD, it might get them thinking about FreeBSD > and
> looking into providing support and especially drivers in the future.

Tue Mar 13 21:28:11 CET 2007
That URL http://www.dell.com/linuxsurvey
results in:

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/survey.aspx/ss?ssid=OeAjvuto67E~&s=corp
We have encountered a problem while processing the page you requested.
If you experience any technical problems with your shopping experience
at dell.com, please contact one of our trained sales representatives
at 1-800-WWW-DELL to quickly complete your transaction. Or contact
us about the problem you have encountered.

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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 16:23:01 -0500
From: "Nikolas Britton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall
To: "Julian Stacey" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: freebsd-advocacy@freebsd.org
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<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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On 3/13/07, Nikolas Britton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On 3/13/07, Julian Stacey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > 2007/3/13, Peter A. Giessel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> > > Dell is actually asking what Linux Distro to install, but if enough > > > of us > > > ask for preinstalled FreeBSD, it might get them thinking about > > > FreeBSD and > > > looking into providing support and especially drivers in the > > > future.
>
> Tue Mar 13 21:28:11 CET 2007
> That URL http://www.dell.com/linuxsurvey
> results in:
>
> http://www.dell.com/content/topics/survey.aspx/ss?ssid=OeAjvuto67E~&s=corp
> We have encountered a problem while processing the page you requested.
> If you experience any technical problems with your shopping experience
> at dell.com, please contact one of our trained sales representatives
> at 1-800-WWW-DELL to quickly complete your transaction. Or contact
> us about the problem you have encountered.
>

Their website is being slashdotted right now. When you do finally get
to the survey select "Community Supported: Ubuntu" for the last
question. Ubuntu is based on Debian... Debian  in many respects is
equivalent to FreeBSD.


Also... For question 2 "Which systems should we prioritize on for
Linux factory installation?" Put all of the notebooks at highest
priority.


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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 16:17:57 -0500
From: "Nikolas Britton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall
To: "Julian Stacey" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: freebsd-advocacy@freebsd.org
Message-ID:
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

On 3/13/07, Julian Stacey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 2007/3/13, Peter A. Giessel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> > Dell is actually asking what Linux Distro to install, but if enough > > of us > > ask for preinstalled FreeBSD, it might get them thinking about > > FreeBSD and
> > looking into providing support and especially drivers in the future.

Tue Mar 13 21:28:11 CET 2007
That URL http://www.dell.com/linuxsurvey
results in:

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/survey.aspx/ss?ssid=OeAjvuto67E~&s=corp
We have encountered a problem while processing the page you requested.
If you experience any technical problems with your shopping experience
at dell.com, please contact one of our trained sales representatives
at 1-800-WWW-DELL to quickly complete your transaction. Or contact
us about the problem you have encountered.


Their website is being slashdotted right now. When you do finally get
to the survey select "Community Supported: Ubuntu" for the last
question. Ubuntu is based on Debian... Debian  in many respects is
equivalent to FreeBSD.


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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 18:29:46 -0400
From: "Warren Myers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall
To: freebsd-advocacy@freebsd.org
Message-ID:
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-2; format=flowed

I was under the impression that of the Linuces out there, Slackware was most
BSD-ish? How is Debian like BSD?

WMM

On 3/13/07, Nikolas Britton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

On 3/13/07, Julian Stacey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > 2007/3/13, Peter A. Giessel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> > > Dell is actually asking what Linux Distro to install, but if enough
of us
> > > ask for preinstalled FreeBSD, it might get them thinking about
FreeBSD and
> > > looking into providing support and especially drivers in the > > > future.
>
> Tue Mar 13 21:28:11 CET 2007
> That URL http://www.dell.com/linuxsurvey
> results in:
>
>
http://www.dell.com/content/topics/survey.aspx/ss?ssid=OeAjvuto67E~&s=corp
> We have encountered a problem while processing the page you requested.
> If you experience any technical problems with your shopping experience
> at dell.com, please contact one of our trained sales representatives
> at 1-800-WWW-DELL to quickly complete your transaction. Or contact
> us about the problem you have encountered.
>

Their website is being slashdotted right now. When you do finally get
to the survey select "Community Supported: Ubuntu" for the last
question. Ubuntu is based on Debian... Debian  in many respects is
equivalent to FreeBSD.
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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 21:45:51 -0500
From: "Nikolas Britton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall
To: "Warren Myers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: freebsd-advocacy@freebsd.org
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On 3/13/07, Warren Myers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I was under the impression that of the Linuces out there, Slackware was most
BSD-ish? How is Debian like BSD?


That sounds about right, though I've only used Slackware once, a long
long long time ago. The question asks:

6) Which Linux distribution should Dell prioritize on?
a Commercial: Novell/SuSE Linux Desktop.
b Commercial: Red Hat Enterprise Desktop.
c Community Supported: Fedora.
d Community Supported: OpenSUSE.
e Community Supported: Ubuntu.
f Other.

From the choices available Ubuntu is the only one developed and
maintained by individuals with no commercial backing. The Ubuntu /
Debian relationship would be equivalent to PC-BSD / FreeBSD. Umm and
last time I checked FreeBSD wasn't a Linux distribution so writing in
FreeBSD for option f is not applicable, you could write-in Slackware
though.


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Message: 9
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 11:40:08 +0100
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav )
Subject: Re: Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall
To: "Nikolas Britton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: freebsd-advocacy@freebsd.org
Message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

"Nikolas Britton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
From the choices available Ubuntu is the only one developed and
maintained by individuals with no commercial backing.

Ubuntu is developed and maintained by Canonical Ltd.  (see
http://www.canonical.com/projects/ubuntu).

DES
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