I had a need for a bad ass server to help with some database work and also give me a staging platform for a project I'm working on.
So I dusted off a 3 yr old PC which I vaguely remembered being loaded for bear. Ransacked and re-organised my work room re-routing power, changing to an 8 port switch, dug up MS kbds and mice, power cables etc.
Put together an Ikea coffee table to hold it, powered it up.
And my gasts were utterly flabbered.
Two things. a) 1Gb of RAM? and b) 1Gb of RAM?
I thought it appropriate to make that point twice because it was so... so... WTF?
When *EVER* did I think 1Gb was a lot?
When did that happen?
My Jurassic era Mac Mini has more grunt.
New MBoard, buckets of fast RAM.
Ubuntu 12 64bit server.