Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado iam at juanfra.info
Tue May 15 10:53:03 PDT 2012

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 05:16:12PM +0530, Siju George wrote:
> Actually FreeBSD now runs on Amazon using HVM.
> http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2012-01-16-FreeBSD-now-on-all-EC2-instance-types.html
> I guess something similar can be done with dragonfly as well.
> Currently Amazon detects HVM instances as Windows instances and charge
> you the MS windows licence fee.
> Recently I attended a training by Amazon in Bangalore and I raised
> this issue during the Question & Answer session to the Amazon folks.
> The reply I got was that this work to get FreeBSD running without the
> additional cost is in their to-do list but it is not of high priority.
> To make them increase the priority one thing that can be done is for
> users to mention or request it in their forums. The discussions
> happening in the forums adds to the priority of a task.
> So I guess the user group can make this happen fast if the
> requirements are made known in their forum.
> https://forums.aws.amazon.com/forum.jspa?forumID=30

Good to know. Thanks for the info.

Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado http://juanfra.info

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