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[4]: Time vs money
by zima on Thu 29th Nov 2012 11:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Time vs money"
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Hm, looking at the past through somewhat rose-tinted glasses again? ;p (IMHO; and that is about what the article mostly is to me, going beyond economic stats, mostly talking about how badly societies remember their past conditions; in a way, it was also "right" in pointing out the general economic craziness WRT goals and such)

There were also tons of lemons in the past (8bit micros had meagre reliability), but we remember those less than the examples which survived longer and/or are still working.

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