Andrew> I have always ran the basic PC hardware m0n0 boxes, but I am
Andrew> getting tired of them dying every 3 years... ;-) So I want to
Andrew> move to virtual.
Or maybe you want to got solid state with something that doesn't have
any moving parts? I've got a PCengines box with a 32mb CF card which
just sits there and runs and runs and runs... I've rebooted it maybe
three times in that past, I dunno... five years? I can't even say how
many times it might have been hit by a power failure.
It's low power, simple and just works. I wouldn't bother with VMware
images, just because you've now made your Internet experience depend
on an even more expensive and complicated piece of hardware.