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: Generic Machines in the IT
by zima on Wed 28th Nov 2012 10:17 UTC in reply to "Generic Machines in the IT"
zima
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the computers where not 100% generic, they were some Dell desktops that were similar in specs and were close to generic as possible. The only proprietary thing they had was the case design in front, the Dell badge, and their Phoenix BIOS. Hardware side they're very generic.

Hard to call Phoenix BIOS non-generic? I mean, I bet the computers of article author also run proprietary BIOS ...doesn't mean it's not generic.

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