Why does Dell continue to use Broadcom?

Brent DiNicola brentd at cicada-semi.com
Thu Dec 19 09:05:01 CST 2002

I think your mistaken here to suggest that they cause
nothing but trouble. I have had nothing but trouble
with the Intel cards. It goes both ways, and IIRC the
Broadcom is not cheaper. So taking a broader view I
think they are doing what makes sense to them, and
remember, thier primary market is Windows, maybe that
is where they are working better.


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com
[mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com]On Behalf Of Hubbard, David
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 8:28 AM
To: 'linux-poweredge at dell.com'
Subject: Why does Dell continue to use Broadcom?

They cause nothing but problems, why doesn't
Dell start putting Intel NIC's onboard all
servers like in the 1650?  It just doesn't make
any sense to me, is saving a few bucks that
important to Dell?


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