What's the cheapest way to setup Linux box?

Nicholas Stewart nicholas4 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 09:51:46 MST 2013

Thank you everyone for the suggestions!

> Would a Virtual Private Server be acceptable?

Yes it probably would be.

> Why do you need such vast power?

The cpu & Ram are needed for developing & running multiple ruby/rails
projects at a time.  I was going to use the 2TB drive for family
photos & videos but I can find another solution for that if I use a

Thank you,
Nicholas Stewart

On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 9:42 AM, Jonathan Duncan
<jonathan at bluesunhosting.com> wrote:
> 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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