Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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Use stock parts and FOSS
by benali72 on Sat 29th Sep 2012 16:22 UTC
benali72
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2008-05-03

I rely on my computers for my business too.

But I prefer to be in charge of my own destiny, rather than relying on some vendor's repair centers and "help" service.

I use stock PCs with stock parts, so I can replace any broken component immediately myself. I can swap parts between machines at will. Apple offers high-quality hardware but I can't imagine relying on them for this.

I also use stock software (Linux etc). It's not only free, it gives me the greatest degree of control over my machine. I also benefit from the fact that there is no hidden vendor agenda compromising my machines.

So my advice would be -- don't rely on Apple or any vendor. If you depend on your computers for your livelihood, take control! Use stock PCs, stock parts, and FOSS software.

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