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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"A lot of Windows problems can easily be fix by either looking through the event viewer, testing the memory (I use the Windows Memory tester CD ... seems to work fine and not as verbose as memtest), or using tools such as CCleaner and the task manager."

Sure, but the implication is that linux lacks the tools to debug itself as well, which is untrue. If that's not what you meant to imply, then please clarify.

"Windows isn't a magic box that happens to work until it stops working."

Neither is linux, for that matter. Either platform can run reliably for ages.

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