from the hoard-those-athlons-now dept.
chipwich writes: "Extremetech has an article describing the impending demise of hackable computer systems. What if disposable computers brought a brand-new system within your budget for yearly purchase... Would you be willing to pay a premium just so you could install Linux on last years' model?"
Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable.
Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable.