On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 01:34:45 -0300 (ADT) "Marc G. Fournier" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jun 2006, Nick Withers wrote: > > > I tend to think of Dell as a low-end provider that will cobble together > > systems based on whatever bits happen to be lying around (don't think > > that one PE 2650 is the same as the next!), which in turn are invariably > > the cheapest bits available for a particular job. > > 'k, this is exactly the thing that I'd heard about the Desktops ... and > was curious about concerning their server offering ... you mention further > up in your response that this was 'a little while back' ... how long ago, Around 2004 was when I got my hands the dirtiest with the things. This was towards the end of the Dell PowerEdge 2650 run (I think 2850s are still current...?). > and can anyone here comment on whether or not this is still the case with > Dell? I think Dell's "low-cost at all costs" policy is pretty well the foundation for the business... > Pricing things out through the web sites, Dell is definitely the 'cheaper > brand', at least in comparison to HP ... so will I end up "getting what I > paid for" with the cheaper Dell, and regretting it, or ... ? :( Always a risk, isn't it? To be honest, I'd probably consider the PowerEdge 2650 fine for my use at home, but I wouldn't be using the remote access controller at all and would almost certainly be using FreeBSD, for which there isn't a version of OpenManage, to my knowledge. As for your usage scenario I can't say, but if it's going to be at a colocation facility and you're going to be accessing it through whatever they're calling their ERAs at the moment... I'd think twice. But heck, I haven't checked up on what the price difference might be between a Dell and an equivalent from a competitor, and I'm not at all up-to-date on current Dell offerings. > ---- > Marc G. Fournier Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org) > Email . [EMAIL PROTECTED] MSN . [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Yahoo . yscrappy Skype: hub.org ICQ . 7615664 -- Nick Withers email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Web: http://www.nickwithers.com Mobile: +61 414 397 446 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"