Douglas Muth on 23 Jul 2012 07:09:51 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] DCAnet dropping DSL

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:07 AM, Fred Stluka <> wrote:
> I gave up my home servers a couple years ago and went with
> virtual servers in the Amazon Web Services cloud.  Advantages:
> - Much cheaper:  $15/month total instead of $120/month for
>    just the DSL line, plus costs of server, UPS, etc.
> - Much faster:  Amazon connection speeds instead of just 768K.

Agreed.  Amazon's datacenters have STUPID amounts of bandwidth.

Not to mention that you can treat servers as "throwaways", and build a
new one whenever you want.  That's great for learning new distros and
trying odd disk partitioning schemes.

-- Doug
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