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[6]: Slashdot Circa 1999
by ze_jerkface on Tue 27th Nov 2012 08:34 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Slashdot Circa 1999"
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Quite amusing, it's all just for pci compliance, huh? So I should be able to swap in any pci compliant web server without any problems? Are you really going to tell me that with a straight face?

A cute defense and I see by your points that many OSNews readers bought into it but it's just another flailing attempt at trying to downplay the longstanding problem of dependency hell in Linuxland.

I can see you are too sensitive to be able to discuss this issue with intellectual honesty. I'm used to that with Linux fans, no big deal.

Edited 2012-11-27 08:38 UTC

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