What's the cheapest way to setup Linux box?

Grant Shipley gshipley at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 14:17:17 MST 2013


On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 2:16 PM, Grant Shipley <gshipley at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wait?  People actually run their own home servers nowadays for development
> and filesharing?  I thought that went away several years ago.  Kind of
> kidding but not really. ;)
>
> I use www.openshift.com for all development (disclaimer: I work on this
> project so I am biased).  Free to use.
> I use dropbox for photo sharing
> amazon cloud player premium for music storage (up to 200,000 tracks for
> 25.00 a year)
> Movies, I stopped storing and just use netflix and hulu.
>
> Total cost: 45.00 a year.
>
>
Before you flame me, I meant to say 25.00 a year + 9.99 month for netflix
and roughly 9.99 for Hulu.



>
> On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Charles Curley <
> charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:56:17 -0700
>> Levi Pearson <levipearson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > To restate my point a bit more clearly, buying a refurbished top-spec
>> > machine with a bunch of noisy fans for a low up-front purchase price
>> > means that you've probably bought a power-hog of a machine and over
>> > its remaining lifetime the power budget is likely to play a
>> > significant part in its ownership costs.
>>
>> I agree with your analysis, but will take it a step further. You are not
>> the only person in the world to make it. I suspect the market has
>> already discounted the discounted future cost of power to run the
>> things.
>>
>> In a sense, buying cheap power hog equipment is a bet that fracking and
>> coal will continue to be legal.
>>
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