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 From:  Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] VMWare m0n0 NIC setup?
 Date:  Fri, 07 May 2010 09:07:08 -0500
John Stoffel wrote:
> 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.

I was going to say the same thing.  We have been using old Dell GX 
series small form factor computers for about 6 years, and I can sount 
the failures on one hand.  (And we have over 100 m0n0wall systems out 
there)  We even use the old had drives, but keep them in sleep mode.