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[2]: I couldn't agree more
by tylerdurden on Wed 28th Nov 2012 02:48 UTC in reply to "RE: I couldn't agree more"
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Windows Vista/7 and 8 can also deal with that. I have had the same Windows installation cross motherboard hardware ... the only common denominator was the processor was intel.

Yeah, but depending on what license you have for windows, transferring the same OS installation among different machines may or may not be legal.

Something which is a non-issue with Linux or BSDs, for example.

Technically, however, both Linux and Windows are a mixed bag when it comes to having an installation work across different machines/configurations. At least from personal experience.

Edited 2012-11-28 02:50 UTC

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