Desktop PC - recommendations sought

Nik Clayton nik at
Tue Aug 1 19:05:44 BST 2000

On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 12:46:40PM +0100, Neil Ford wrote:
> Seeing as I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that my build world problems
> might be flakey hardware related (it was self built), 

Does "make world" always fail in the same place (i.e., if you run it twice
without updating the code is the failure point always the same)?

If it is then it's not flaky hardware, you've probably just run cvsup in the
middle of someone else's commits (CVS operations on multiple files are, 
sadly, not atomic).

If it's dying in random places then it probably is the hardware.

> recommendations for a suitable replacement. Not worried about specifics
> (processor speed, hd size, RAM, etc.), more looking for boxes people know work
> well with FreeBSD, or possibly more likely, manufacturers to avoid due to poor
> build quality/crap service.

Anything with an ASUS motherboard.  Sworn by them (instead of at them) for
over six years now.

Internet connection, $19.95 a month.  Computer, $799.95.  Modem, $149.95.
Telephone line, $24.95 a month.  Software, free.  USENET transmission,
hundreds if not thousands of dollars.  Thinking before posting, priceless.
Somethings in life you can't buy.  For everything else, there's MasterCard.
  -- Graham Reed, in the Scary Devil Monastery

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