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]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by Soulbender on Mon 26th Nov 2012 03:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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.net kind of sucks for desktop applications

Really? .net apps sure beats Java apps at least. Then again, gouging your eyes out with a spork beats using Java apps on the desktop.

Lazarus and free pascal is much better in my book.

Sure, and you could do the same in asm if you wanted but that's not the point.

Even for web based you can do all the same stuff with Python and Cherrypy for example or flask or whatever.

Sure, you could do it with Perl CGI's too.

The corp IT departments are full of morons

True that

and they love M$ SQL server when PostgreSQL is clearly better for just about everything

Better is a relative term. it's not necessarily "better" if I have to spend a lot of money and time porting existing apps to it.

they drool over IIS, and then wonder why it was hacked into in a matter of hours....

It's not 2001 anymore, IIS isn't horribly vulnerable these days.

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