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[5]: Slashdot Circa 1999
by Morgan on Mon 26th Nov 2012 01:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Slashdot Circa 1999"
Morgan
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Sorry, I thought it would be obvious. In software like Apache web server and PHP, vulnerabilities are found nearly every day, necessitating patches and new versions to be put out by the developers. I for one would certainly not want to be running a web app like Zen Cart, which is responsible for handling customer's private data and in some cases financial records, on older, unpatched software.

Perhaps you are working in the wrong field?

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