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]: On the hardware side...
by Tim Locke on Sun 25th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC in reply to "RE: On the hardware side..."
Tim Locke
Member since:
2006-03-23

I'd think they would be too slow for a desktop. I use them to build Smoothwall boxes. They work great.

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RE[3]: On the hardware side...
by Kochise on Tue 27th Nov 2012 12:16 in reply to "RE[2]: On the hardware side..."
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Yeah, a bit slow, but low power, you cannot expect much of course. The VIA C7 runs under Windows XP, the Atom 330 under Windows 2000 (used to run under Ubuntu 9). If AMD E-450, it would run under Windows 7 with no problem at all. Sure, no great power under the hood, but great stability, nice engineered hardware.

When I invest into a computer, I do not plan to throw it after a couple of years. My VIA C7 runs from late 2007 (5 years) and my Atom 330 from late 2008 (4 years) with no problem. That's what I'm looking for : reliability and accuracy.

Kochise

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RE[4]: On the hardware side...
by zima on Wed 28th Nov 2012 07:27 in reply to "RE[3]: On the hardware side..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Accuracy? Is it lacking in other and/or more powerful machines? ;P

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