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[4]: Time vs money
by WorknMan on Sun 25th Nov 2012 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Time vs money"
WorknMan
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Now if people are not willing to pay for software, why do you care to pay for hardware? This is the question it keeps popping on my mind.


Because unlike hardware, software doesn't cost anything to make copies of. I'm not saying that is a legitimate excuse, but that seems to be the rationale.

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