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: Time vs money
by Soulbender on Sun 25th Nov 2012 02:18 UTC in reply to "Time vs money"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

And while you state that it is easier to move a setup from one PC to another, you fail to mention that Linux is more of a pain in the ass in about three dozen other different ways


Windows also has problems in a myriad different ways, it's just that you're used to deal with them.


I guess the takeaway here is that the solutions are not automatically better just because they're cheaper. Some of them are, of course, but you get what I'm saying.


It's interesting how many people, especially in the corporate space, that thinks the exact opposite: if it's expensive it must be good.

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RE[2]: Time vs money
by AWdrius on Sun 25th Nov 2012 11:36 in reply to "RE: Time vs money"
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2006-07-18

It's interesting how many people, especially in the corporate space, that thinks the exact opposite: if it's expensive it must be good.


Very true. I remember one of my managers requiring to use Oracle DBMS just because client company have heard of "how reliable it is". And we only had like 7 tables...

Edited 2012-11-25 11:40 UTC

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