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Re: Power savings and trusting Linux firewall

 On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 08:28:18AM -0400, [hidden email] wrote: 
> For reference, at my billing rate for electricity, a 1 watt drain that's 
> left on 24/7/365 is about $1.50 a year. 
> I added a switch bar for all my monitors and printers, which even if "off" 
> still use power. 
> I have been thinking about eliminating a separate Linux computer (119 
> watts or  about $180 a year) with a second NIC in my regular computer and 
> run all that stuff locally. The problem is that I like having a separate 
> firewall system because I "feel" safer, and in fact I am provably safer, 
> but am I $180 safer in real terms? 
> Thoughts? 

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