I'd like to ask for SCSI support. It's a bit weird that most enterprise grade servers come ootb with SCSI RAID, however MT ROS only supports IDE (and a bit of S-ATA, I guess, but most BIOS'es offer emulation anyway). IDE is in my opinion only suitable for embedded devices using CF. It would make virtual running of MT, using ESX or ESXi a lot easier and more robust than VMWare Server on any given platform.
Advantages of SCSI RAID:
-Most servers got it
-Higher Speed (10K RPM)
-Redundancy for reliability and speed (unless you use RAID 0 or JBOD
-Better disks (MTBF is higher)
-A bit more expensive.. or should I say more valuable?
And I presume it's nothing more than just recompiling the kernel with SCSI, RAID and SMP support on. Most widespread SCSI RAID controllers are supported in Linux out of the box. The slightly larger footprint is a non-issue for a server. It might be a good idea to create an extra version of the generic x86 ROS: one with most hardware supported and the current one as a 'lite' version for embedded applications where a small footprint does matter. And it would be OK if you asked a bit higher price for the more extended license.
Thank you in advance,