Captain Packrat (captpackrat) wrote,
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Do they still make wooden Christmas Trees?

A new server from Dell would cost about $6000, with more than half of that being the cost of 30 user licenses for Windows 2003 server. (30 licenses probably won't last long, we've got 28 computers currently)

I can build an Athlon 64 server for a mere $1000, if I use Ubuntu Linux as the OS. Holy crap! We budgeted $9000 for a new server (another $3000 for a tape drive). I wonder if I could get 9 little servers instead....

I don't know enough about Linux security to feel comfortable exposing one to the Intarweb just yet, so for the web/mail server, I'll probably just revamp the existing Windows 2000 machine.
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