Ted Mittelstaedt wrote: > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Danial Thom" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: "Greg Barniskis" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Nick Withers" > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; > <email@example.com> > Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 11:10 AM > Subject: Re: Are hardware vendors starting to bail on FreeBSD ... ? > > >> Burying your head in the sand is a common method >> used by stupid people that have no answer to the >> truth. I don't blame you; you guys don't want >> your employers to know that you've wasted man >> 1000s of their dollars because you don't know the >> performance characteristics of the hardware >> you've recommended. It must be thoroughly >> embarrassing. [snip] > > I do agree with Danial that most USERS on this list are > burying their heads in the sand on this issue. But I will > point out that there isn't really any reason they shouldn't > be. What the market wants is features, not speed. And > that is what the FreeBSD developers are working on.
Writing as a USER on this list - I think that the Total Cost of Ownership is also an important consideration. I run FreeBSD because the user-machine combination is more efficient, even if the OS itself is slower - and I don't know about that. I escaped from Windows via Linux and settled here just when 5.0 came out. I really like the tools and the organization of the OS. More features is nice, more speed is nice, but I just like the way that it works. Warm kudos to the developers for that. Andrew -- Andrew Robinson Department of Mathematics and Statistics Tel: +61-3-8344-9763 University of Melbourne, VIC 3010 Australia Fax: +61-3-8344-4599 Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.ms.unimelb.edu.au _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"