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[2]: I couldn't agree more
by djohnston on Mon 26th Nov 2012 16:15 UTC in reply to "RE: I couldn't agree more"
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What happens if the hardrive goes?

You can be back up and running with Windows or any other operating system if you plan for it.

I think you're grasping at straws here. I wasn't referring to a dead hard drive. I was referring to moving a hard drive from one motherboard to another and proceeding without interruption, as indicated by this portion of Howard's article:

My motherboard died last summer. I removed the boot disk from the dead system and plopped it into another, then booted that Linux instance on the target computer. Problem solved! Windows won't let you do this.

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