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Comment: Convert to a virtual machine (Score 1) 655

by jschimpf (#27468515) Attached to: How Do I Provide a Workstation To Last 15 Years?

(1) Convert the machine(s) to virtual images.

(2) Host on Linux boxes/generic hardware

(3) Arrange to boot into the app running in the VM

(4) Backup the images regularly

(5) Buy a spare box

The VM image is effectively immortal if hardware fails just buy whatever is cheap & current install Linux and the VM program.

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955