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Dec 10, 2005, 09:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"'Dude, I can, like, totally do that way cheaper with Linux and stuff.' These were the words of a bearded geek running Linux on his digital watch. As he proceeded to cut and patch alpha code into the Linux kernel running on the production database system, the manager watched on in admiration. Six months later, long after the young hacker decided to move into a commune in the Santa Cruz hills, something broke. Was it really 'way' cheaper?

"I remember the first time I actually opened up a Sun server after years of using them remotely. Coming from a background of PC-based hardware (that were somehow deemed servers), it was a memorable moment..."

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