Home Systems

As a recovering tech addict, I still have a fair amount of elaborate setups around the house.  Especially given that I don't upgrade until I have to for something (and I don't really play video games much, so that cuts down on the upgrading a lot!).  We use Mac and Windows "front-ends" with a FreeBSD server as the back-end.  This way, if something bad happens to one of the laptops or the "big iron" PC, it is just a matter of reinstalling the OS and applications and configuring.  Very little or no data should be lost, as that is all stored on the Unix server (which has RAID-1 mirroring, plus removable snapshot drives that cycle through the fire safe).

The systems I currently run at home: