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[4]: I couldn't agree more
by telns on Tue 27th Nov 2012 20:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I couldn't agree more"
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I went from a Core 2 to an FX* without any issue. Stunningly, all my paused Windows (and Linux) VMs resumed without error, even though the processor type changed underneath them "hot" (CPU type is one of the things passed through to the guest).

Storage usually is the most delicate, at least if anything goes wrong, but I've moved whole drive arrays and Windows coped. Linux usually works too.

They both seem to do a real good job of handling this.

For me, the fly in the ointment in a move is almost always the NIC. On Linux it tends to break all the network config, and on Windows most of the time it doesn't have the driver. Fortunately neither one is that hard to correct.

*Technically those are the same architecture though different types.

Edited 2012-11-27 20:37 UTC

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