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Re: [vox] Just for fun...

I bet I can get an even better ratio with this machine (hehehee)

100mhz powerPC 601
256mb RAM
2Gb SCSI drive

web+php/ssh/mysql/ server for a research project

built completely from scrap hardware: cost = $0

running debian linux = $0

comparing uptime, service time, ect with windoze servers = priceless

hahhaha   :)


on 03.10.23 8:48 PM, Richard S. Crawford at rscrawford@mossroot.com was
reported to have writen:

> At home I have a computer that acts as a file/print/web/mail server.  It
> runs Red Hat 8, PHP, PostGreSQL, Apache 2, Samba, and so on, and so on.
> The computer itself is an old 486 with 40GB of hard drive space and
> 128MB of RAM (both of which I plan on increasing soon).  The computer
> probably cost about $1200 when it was new, but now it's old and you
> probably wouldn't be able to buy its ilk at a store anymore (it was my
> wife's old computer).  But I imagine I could buy it pretty cheap from a
> friend or family member or used computer shop for less than $500.  Red
> Hat 8 cost me about $80.  Red Hat was pretty much ready to go once it
> was installed and all of the updates had been applied.  Cost of setup:
> less than $600. 
> Just for fun, I decided to figure out how much such a server would cost
> if it were a Windows machine.  I got as far as Windows XP Professional:
> $299.99 ($199.99 for home edition), realized that it wouldn't run at all
> well on this clunker computer and that I'd need a new computer to go
> with the operating system, and pretty much gave up on it there.
> But just for giggles... how much would I have paid to set up an
> equivalent server on a Windows platform, including the ability to log in
> remotely and make adjustments (it's very easy to fix my Linux server
> right now with SSH), I wonder?

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