Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 11:07 UTC, submitted by Jeremy C. Reed
FreeBSD The FreeBSD Foundation received a donation of a blade system from Hewlett-Packard for use as a third-party software build cluster. This 20-node HP BladeSystem cluster triples the speed of the build process for i386 packages.
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Cool...
by DevL on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 11:43 UTC
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...and thanks HP!

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Really Cool!
by Pr3st00 on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 11:52 UTC
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"We at HP recognize the important role of FreeBSD in the Internet's global network infrastructure"... Very nice phrase!

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i do not get it sometimes
by Anonymous on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 12:08 UTC
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This is absolute great, but what i do not get is the fact that there still is no good support for the raid and fan status of a proliant server for freebsd.

They do care about FreeBSD but you still can not get utilities to monitor every aspect of your hardware under FreeBSD.

i think that is strange.

But thanks again HP

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RE: i do not get it sometimes
by Anonymous on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 12:36 UTC in reply to "i do not get it sometimes"
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In total agreement!

If "HP recognize the important role of FreeBSD in the Internet's global network infrastructure", then why don't they list FreeBSD as a supported Operating System and offer drivers and management agents for the Operating System? If I had the opportunity, I would love to load FreeBSD on our servers and have HP "officially" support this configuration on their hardware.

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RE: i do not get it sometimes
by de_wizze on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 14:02 UTC in reply to "i do not get it sometimes"
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Such is the nature of Capitalization ... give only as much as is needed to achieve individual gain.

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I don't get it...
by Anonymous on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 12:21 UTC
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It stumps me sometimes how outfits like the BSDs and most Linuxes - made up of mostly volunteers and donated equipment - can come up with products that rivals those of billion dollar companies. I sometimes feel guilty using their great products in that I am too poor to donate. But I do my best to spread the word and help newbies using FreeBSD.

Thanks to Open Source contributers everywhere and thanks to HP!

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RE: I don't get it...
by Anonymous on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 15:22 UTC in reply to "I don't get it..."
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Do your best to help.
1) Write documentation.
2) Answer questions on mailing lists or posting boards.
3) Spread the word.

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true
by Anonymous on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 14:07 UTC
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and i do agree, what they are doing is great for the BSD's. it also works out great for HP, as this story will get covered by a ton of online, and prolly several offline sources, this was prolly the cheapest publicity they got all year.

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RE: true
by jondoor on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 17:02 UTC in reply to "true"
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It's also nice in that this becomes publicity for BSD, just seeing the name in writing is good all around.

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Great!
by Anonymous on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 15:40 UTC
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Way to go HP!!! I like it!

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just a thought
by Anonymous on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 22:12 UTC
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for once a piece of news that does not impose a "comment war"

i agree with the others

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Whatever makes the FreeBSD project more efficient and more capable is more than welcome.
If that means to split some cheap publicity with a big corporation, who really cares? It is publicity for FreeBSD as well and I'm happy about that.

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great
by Anonymous on Sat 3rd Dec 2005 01:35 UTC
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It wouild of been even better if HP started selling systems with FreeBSD preinstalled.

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RE: great
by Anonymous on Sun 4th Dec 2005 10:05 UTC in reply to "great"
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Me too !!! Old UNIX vendors can use BSD to replace HP/UX Digital Unix and Irix. They could port ll their utilities to thems. Imagine a NetBSD / MIPS64 visulalization system by SGI or a PA-RISC with OpenBSD or even an Alpha with FreeBSD or even a OpenDarwin NeXT/CUBE. Imagine ll the posibilities. I must be dreaming of course

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