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: Use Virtualisation
by telns on Mon 26th Nov 2012 22:32 UTC in reply to "Use Virtualisation"
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You can also make project-specific VMs, which I do with some regularity.

When the project ends, you just shelve the whole thing. If there is a bug reported, new feature needed, etc, you can go right back to it, even years later, with everything just as you left it.

Of course, you still need some sort of OS and hardware to run your VMs, no matter how thin a layer it is, so you cannot really escape the cycle entirely.

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