dave dave at
Mon Sep 26 16:13:59 CDT 2005

I'd looked into linode, but there weren't any virtual machines
available at the time, so I looked for an alternate solution and
stumbled upon They have a similar offering, but use Xen
rather than UML.

Unixshell's $15 option (which is what I have) compares favorably to
linode's $20 offering.

same amount of memory: 64mb
6gb disk space vs 3 gb
64gb monthly transfer vs 50gb
free setup vs $10

The only issue I've had was the lead time was measured in days (2 days
or so, if memory serves), but I'm an impatient bastard. After I got up
and running, it's been golden.

As a bonus, they offer Hoary images, saves you the trouble of a
dist-upgrade, until next month, that is.

If anyone has any comments, good or bad, as to how unixshell compares
to linode, I'd love to hear them.


On 9/26/05, Emil Oppeln-Bronikowski <emil.oppeln.bronikowski at> wrote:
> I'm thinking about getting a Linode virtual server (hey, it comes with
> Ubuntu:-), because I may leave company I work for, so my Linux box
> will lost nice place in a server room. Can anyone share Linode
> experience (IIRC, Canonica got some kind of deal with Linode) or may
> give me a link to similar solution?
> Or maybe someone owns a server room and wants to take me under his wings? ;-D
> --
>  Emil Oppeln-Bronikowski,
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