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

No, is not a magic box.

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But Windows is like an American car, which need tune up every 3 months or it breaks appart, while Linux/BSD are European cars which runs without tuneup for 6+ months, lol
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Which European cars? If they are french cars or Italian Motorcycles expect them not to work if it rains (I don't even joke, I have owned a Harley Sportster 1200 and a Aprilia RS-250, one is European and one is an American/Euro engine and it doesn't start easily if it is raining).

Actually Windows since Windows 7 is more like a Honda CB-125 motorcycle engine. You can abuse it as much as you want and it will keep on working ... it might limp along and not get you there as fast ... but it still works


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