Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
Editorial Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy.
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by snorkel on Sun 25th Nov 2012 05:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
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To avoid lock in by M$ that's why.
.net kind of sucks for desktop applications, Lazarus and free pascal is much better in my book.
Even for web based you can do all the same stuff with Python and Cherrypy for example or flask or whatever.
The corp IT departments are full of morons...They make decisions based simply by something they read in a magazine or read online with no clue on how things really work. They love to give massive amounts of cash
to M$ and they love M$ SQL server when PostgreSQL is clearly better for just about everything, same thing with web servers, they drool over IIS, and then wonder why it was hacked into in a matter of hours....

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