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[3]: I couldn't agree more
by darkcoder on Tue 27th Nov 2012 15:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I couldn't agree more"
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I think it is a bit of a myth that Windows can't deal with this.

They can deal fine as long as you stay in the same architecture. Example upgrade from an old Intel Core DUO to an i7, or from an AMD Athlon II/Phenom to a FX.

But if you do cross-architecture upgrade, then good luck with that.

Linux does not only survive that, it will boot without problems due to kernel having most drivers build in. The only one that will probably need re installation is the proprietary video driver and only if the card chip family changes (ie AMD->NVIDIA)

Edited 2012-11-27 15:40 UTC

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