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 henderson101 on Mon 26th Nov 2012 16:23 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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Just in the closed world this quality dies with programmer, but in the open world it lives forever in publicly available well-written source code or in design principles for which no one will sue anyone else.

This alone proves you have little knowledge of how real commercial development works in the majority of the business world. Open Source simply doesn't exist in any meaningful way, end of story.

Be aware - open source tools do NOT automatically create open source. e.g. Using Eclipse doesn't create opensource any more than using Visual Studio. Thinking any different is naive.

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