I host multiple IP.Board installations on my Linode VM (under a cPanel environment). I have had really great performance. On my Linode 1536 plan, I have 15 accounts and 4 or 5 IP.Board installations with plenty of room to grow (without upgrading my plan)! Highly recommended.
I have a dedicated server running Windows Server 2003 and I was curious as to if I could upgrade it to Windows Server 2008 R2 without having to physically be at the server. E.g. like when upgraded Windows Vista to Windows 7, you can execute the installer on your desktop and not need any physical media. Is this possible? If I have a mountable image and I virtually mount it, would that be sufficient to upgrade the system?
I bought the Sony VAIO VPCSA2FGX/BI for $1,199.00 US and haven't had a single complaint. There are plenty of laptops up there that fit in your budget, though.
I am using a 64 GB SSD for my Windows 7 OS and currently have 29.0 GB of 59.5 GB free. I've been deleting C:WindowsPrefetch, but it reappears automatically on reboot. I'm not sure what else I can do to decrease disk space. I try to install everything I can to my other hard drive as long as the software I'm using asks. I've moved my libraries to the hard drive as well. Is this average disk usage for an SSD with Windows 7? What is everyone else with a similar situation doing? Thanks!