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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It's possibly perceived as much easier and/or cheaper (also with support, when some/many "average users" ~accidentally go too low) to lock things down ...or maybe the idea, for parent companies behind some platforms, is to not have too many outside devs able to compete with them?

Edited 2012-12-01 09:59 UTC

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