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]: Slashdot Circa 1999
by ze_jerkface on Mon 26th Nov 2012 00:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Slashdot Circa 1999"
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No that doesn't answer my question because you could have PCI compliance without dependence on a specific web server version. It also doesn't explain why a shopping cart needs the latest PHP.

Most LAMP software lacks data abstraction layers and backwards compatibility. Why is it so hard to admit this? It's not like Linux is threatened on web servers.

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