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[5]: I couldn't agree more
by darkcoder on Tue 27th Nov 2012 18:51 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I couldn't agree more"
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Not a problem since Vista/2008. I do plenty of swaps between AMD and Intel architectures. The only trouble I've had was storage drivers. (You need to make sure drivers for the boot device/controller are installed before swapping -- Linux would have the same problem).

But since most storage drivers are within the Linux kernel anyway, and most distributions create a generic boot image (a fat one btw) is very very uncommon to have any booting issues switching from one hardware to another.

Like I said before the only real issue with Linux will be the X display and that depends on gfx adapter. But the system will very likely boot fine.

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