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[5]: I couldn't agree more
by helf on Mon 26th Nov 2012 23:09 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I couldn't agree more"
helf
Member since:
2005-07-06

Exactly my point ;)

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

But I got down-voted even though what I said was 100% valid.

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RE[7]: I couldn't agree more
by helf on Mon 26th Nov 2012 23:33 in reply to "RE[6]: I couldn't agree more"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, that is unfortunate. I only down vote if its actually warranted. User voting always ends up with little factions. Really annoying ;)

And your post is 100% valid and accurate. Windows has booted into generic VGA of no drivers are available since its inception and, starting with XP, into a VERY fast VESA. Windows VESA seriously gives BeOS/Haiku a run for its money.

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