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Building a Stout, Versatile Linux Small Business Server

Oct 18, 2008, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"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 quickly."

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