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 stanbr on Sun 25th Nov 2012 13:35 UTC
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My servers are out sourced, cloud. So I don't have to worry (too much) about its hardware failure. But I do have backups (git checkouts, mostly).

My "desktop" is a macbook, with time machine backup. Never failed, yet, but I know I can rescue it easily on another (mac) device if I need to.

That's enought for me, and I guess for most people. And a lot less time consuming =)

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