Well folks, I did a bit more looking around.
I found this: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3762910 specs: CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+ It is so cheap I'm tempted to buy it and take the risk that I could install a recent version of FreeBSD on it. Since it comes with Linux installed on it, I'm tempted to think that the interface cards for the Video and the keyboard, and the mouse are a common variety. I have a question for any of you who have done a lot of FreeBSD installs on a variety of hardware... Would you gamble $368 that you could get FreeBSD installed on this thing? -Dan On 6/17/06, Dan Bikle <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Thanks! I worked with the links you sent me. For desktop systems I narrowed the list to these offerings: http://www.asaservers.com/config.asp?config_id=ASA%5FPC5 http://www.storeanywhere.com/pages/html/products/st.product_info.php?cPath=53&products_id=143 http://eracks.com/products/Desktops -Dan On 6/17/06, Nikolas Britton < [EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On 6/17/06, Dan Bikle < [EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hi, > > > > I need a freebsd 5.3 desktop server. > > > > Do you have any recommendations for some vendors? > > > > I could go buy some commodity hardware and do the install myself > > but I seem to have bad luck with hands-on type tasks. > > > > I'm not picky about CPU; Intel or AMD is fine. > > Anything over 1.5 GHZ should do it. > > > > RAM? > > I guess 1GB would be good enough. > > > > Disk? > > A couple of 80GB drives would work. > > > > I live in San Jose, CA; A local vendor would be great. > > > > Your in luck, these guys are in San Jose: > http://www.ironsystems.com/index.asp > > Here's the full list of venders: > http://www.freebsd.org/commercial/hardware.html > > > -- > BSD Podcasts @: > http://bsdtalk.blogspot.com/ > http://freebsdforall.blogspot.com/ >
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