What's the cheapest way to setup Linux box?

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
Wed Dec 11 09:42:12 MST 2013

On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 7:35 AM, Nicholas Stewart <nicholas4 at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm running an Ubuntu VM on my macbook but I want more cpu/ram and so
> I am going to buy/build a linux desktop/server.
> My minimum requirements are:  4 cores, 8 GB RAM, 2 TB HardDrive.  My
> plan is to put it in my basement (so I don't mind if it's noisy) and
> ssh into it from my macbook.
> I'm open to getting a refurbished box.  A friend of mine got a really
> good deal on a refurbished server but the place he bought it from
> closed their doors.
> What's the cheapest way to get this kind of setup?
Would a Virtual Private Server be acceptable? Or do you really need it to
be local?

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