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200 dollar Dell Server

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Nice that you can get the computer without operating system, and also with other operating systems than Windows.

Nice to see you can choose SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. :)

Case, CPU, motherboard, RAM, hard disk, CD-drive, for $199, yeah I guess its a good price.

That is 6 components for $199, 7 if you count with PSU.

PowerEdge SC440

* Dual Core Intel® Pentium®E2160, 1.8GHz, 1MB Cache, 800MHz FSB

* 512MB DDR2, 667MHz, 1X512MB Single Ranked DIMMs

* 80GB 7.2K RPM Serial ATA 3Gbps 3.5-in Cabled Hard Drive, Primary

* 48X CD-ROM Drive

Linux/BSD, Apache/lighttpd, PHP/Perl/Python/Ruby, MySQL/PostgreSQL, Samba, ProFTPd, iptables.

It would be a nice server.

Could act webserver, database server, file server, backup server, firewall, router.

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Nice to see you can choose SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. :)

Just as a follow up to this... I've worked with RHEL5, and CentOS5 is the exact same (same packages, compatible RPMs) but will cost you zero. The community forums are fairly helpful with most problems, and documentation is fairly widespread, since CentOS is often used for web hosting.

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Nice to see you can choose SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. :)

Just as a follow up to this... I've worked with RHEL5, and CentOS5 is the exact same (same packages, compatible RPMs) but will cost you zero. The community forums are fairly helpful with most problems, and documentation is fairly widespread, since CentOS is often used for web hosting.

Yes, that is true.

CentOS is a freely-available Linux distribution that is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

CentOS is good for home servers, small companies and start-ups, etc.

Big companies often purchase RHEL though. CentOS is free, but you download it. RHEL costs, but you get the CDs, commercial support and maybe documentation.

Companies may choose to purchase RHEL instead, so they have reliable commercial support, someone to blame if something goes wrong, or to spend the annual IT budget, or for some reason.

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