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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by zima on Wed 28th Nov 2012 10:45 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
zima
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Even some proprietary companies live such a way. They just do better than others, and don't sue anyone, and don't restrict user's freedom for choice, because they are sure that their products are awesome, and user will choose their products nevertheless.

It's not so good, not so easy and simple; there are factors outside of it.

For example Opera - they're among the biggest supporters of open web and so on, Opera desktop browser is much less popular than, say, IE.
Only on mobile it is reversed (mobile versions of Opera enjoying huge adoption, IE hardly registers) ...more ~social factors and dynamics play a role.

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