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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RE: Slashdot Circa 1999
by Soulbender on Sun 25th Nov 2012 10:38 UTC in reply to "Slashdot Circa 1999"
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What a joke, anyone who works on LAMP servers knows damn well how much open source software expects the latest PHP, MySQL, etc or it will puke up some random error that you have to track down.

Maybe with PHP but for sure not with any of the other mentioned alternatives. At least not any more than their Windows counterparts.
Not saying you should throw out your IIS and .Net apps and switch to Linux and what not but your comment is just as clueless as the one you're complaining about.

Oh and no one runs WAMP stacks anymore when we have VMs

Well, that's good news. WAMP was always pretty horrible but that comes with the territory, so to speak.

too many open source web developers are hard linking to not just LAMP dependencies but also specific versions of CENT/RHEL

That's not my experience. It would seem developers have moved on from the CentOS/RHEL stone age to distros that aren't stuck 5+ years ago.

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