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frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair
Tue, 23 Aug 2011

Want a server / desktop / laptop / studio machine / firewall / NAS / quiet system running Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD? eRacks can help you

I haven't come across Orange, Calif.-based eRacks in awhile, but I followed a link over there today and was re-acquainted with its suprisingly full line of systems that do just about anything you want and ship with a multitude of Linux and BSD operating systems, including Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS, along with Free-, Open- and NetBSD.

They also offer Fedora, Gentoo, PCLinuxOS, Mint, Mandriva, Puppy (who else ships boxes running Puppy??), Mepis, OpenSuse, SLED, RHEL, Xandros and even Windows 7 if you want it.

I'm particularly interested in the Quiet systems and the cheaper DESQ line.

There are servers aplenty, including a ready-to-go FreeBSD-powered Apache web server starting at outright or /month leased.

So if you're looking for a free-OS-running computer (or 10), definitely put eRacks on your list of vendors to consider.

eRacks maintains a sporadically updated blog that nonetheless offers a lot of useful information the free, open-source operating systems it offers.