LaaS (Linux as a Service) -- What you can expect when you build a Linux server in the cloud

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If you haven't already launched a Linux server in the cloud, this might be the perfect time. Why?

  • because you can set one up in a matter of minutes
  • because you have lots of choices on what distribution you elect to use
  • because you just might find that a Linux servers in the cloud provide you with a very convenient way to work with commands and apps that you might not have time or opportunity to try out at work
  • because you can get a lot of value of out a cloud-based Unix system at a surprisingly reasonable cost, especially if you're new to the scene (cloud providers seem to love the newbies).
  • and because experience in setting up and managing Linux servers in the cloud is likely to put a very colorful feather in your IT cap

Just considering Amazon's "free tier" deal for new cloud customers, you're likely to be amazed at what you can set up and use.

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