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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Neither MS nor Open Source is stable
by benali72 on Mon 26th Nov 2012 20:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
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The places I've worked have lots of difficulty keeping up with all the changes in Microsoft's software. Say you left for five years and came back to your employer... how much of your code would still be in place? How much would have had to be rewritten? Most of it, I bet, whether it's Microsoft or open source tools you used.

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