The only good way to get what you want is to build one.
Absolutely, you get the exact parts that you want. Pre-built always seems to involve some compromise in one part or another.
Careful selection of parts is also very helpful if you want to do something like dual boot Linux.
Building your own is no longer the money saver that it once was though. But quality and compatibility are reason enough.
Building a custom computer? All you do is put the parts together. The hard part is picking the right parts.
Which is the same thing that Dell, HP, etc do. Screw together some parts, at least for desktops. Laptops can involve a little bit of design with respect to layout, to get airflow cooling right.
Aren't they the size of a filing cabinet?
That was just the external hard drive, more a full sized rack in their 1st generation, plus another rack for peripherals. They eventually got down to desktop workstation size. Maybe palm sized now with the Pi. How does a Pi with a remote text terminal session compare performance wise to a PDP-11
If we only could get a HD release of the original theatrical releases of the first ones (S.W., the Empre Strikes back and just to complete it Return)
My opinion changes. At times I would love the originals. At other times I would like a careful merging of the originals and Lucas' reworks. The CGI for the space scenes may a nice modernization. No plot changes though, Han shoots first, no infantile CGI additions like turning the corner during a chase and finding 50 additional unexpected stormtroopers rather than a few more unexpected, etc.
Such selective merging works with the general theme that Lucas can come up with some good ideas but he needs adult supervision to prevent him from taking something too far.
.... still use one. This makes me want to go get an iPhone.
Why, isn't this the same policy they always had? They have a copy of the encryption keys and release them when a lawful warrant is received?
What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.