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Reliable system was so reliable, no one noticed its licence had expired... until it was too late

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"And hardware dies after 10 years."

Nope. I'm currently working on replacing my old server - a secondhand user-grade PIII. The fans are screaming (bearings about gone), but otherwise working fine. It's been running continuously (except the occasional power outage and even more rare reboot) for about 12 years... after the original owner was done with it.

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