I've started looking into buying a new server for KernelTrap, hoping to make the purchase within the next month. I'm currently planning on building a simple 1.2GHz PIII, in total running less than $750. Very affordable, though I'm also considering something a little more powerful. The requirements: 2 NICs, redundant disk drives, 1U. Danube Technologies has kindly offered to host the server for free, an offer I have gratefully accepted.
If you wish to help out in this effort, donations are certainly welcome. However, don't worry if you aren't in a position to make a donation, the upgrade is going to happen no matter what. In any case, a handful of people have suggested that they'd make donations if the option was available, and any little bit helps. 100% of the money I receive will go towards purchasing the new KernelTrap server. (On the off chance more money is donated than is needed, the extra money will go towards soliciting original articles for KernelTrap, such as is done by any magazine [story]. But I'm getting ahead of myself...)
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