Building a Stout, Versatile Linux Small Business Server

“My friends call me a bore on the subject of careful hardware
shopping, but then they go out and buy some dumb widget because it
has a low price tag, and then they waste all kinds of time trying
to make the thing work, and then bore everyone with complaints. The
math is simple — what costs less, hours of your time, or a
few dollars more for something that works right and doesn’t drive
you crazy? The Internet is chock-full of user reviews, so you don’t
have to shop blindly. If a device does not have good Linux support,
don’t buy it. The more users and devices under your care, the more
important it is to invest in quality gear. Downtime, service
interruptions, and nurse-maiding cheapo hardware get expensive


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