Windows Home Server didn't take long, but Ubuntu was rewarding for the geeky hobbyist willing to experiment with the creations of the open-source community. Either way, we got a powerful, low-cost machine.
Western Electric 300B. The most over-hyped audio tube. Originally designed for reliability in telephone modulation circuits, it was used briefly in early movie sound amplifiers (1920s). Audiophiles somehow think it sounds superb. Stereo telephone, anyone?