Building a new computer on the cheap is not really that big of a stretch, considering the financial mess we currently live in these days. But what about building a computer of any quality for $200 or less? Does it even sound possible?
Truth is that yes, building a cheap PC can indeed be done. But does running Linux on it make it cheaper? Well, let me ask this. Unless you have a spare copy of a fully legal Windows 7 laying around, yes, it is cheaper and then some.
So even excluding the costs savings of skimping on various hardware needs, you also don’t have to sweat it when you end up losing your installation CD. No product key, no problem. Even excluding the possibly of OS preferences, this is a huge help.