I really dont think any brand offers anything the next one does'nt. Its more important to think "big picture", and have one brand/supplier to ease what management software you have to learn/monitor, have one support organization to call when needed and so on. Having 9 different brands depending on whats hot when you bought it will never pay off. I have use IBM for all hardware, but i cant figure out any technical reason to use them over HP or Dell. Same shit, different wrapping. Mvh Svein Arild _____ Fra: dmauri@xxxxxx [mailto:dmauri@xxxxxx] Sendt: 21. januar 2005 09:57 Til: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Emne: [THIN] (OT)Advice to buy new server Hi all, I'm looking for a new server to run separated applications from our farm, such a Compleo, label printing software and also print server and others... Our servers in the farm are Proliant in a rack system. We're happy with them, but the new server I don't need to integrate in a rack... Could you pls. give to me any models that you are happy and have a good performance to do this tasks? Such as Xseries or Hp/compaq servers... Thanks a lot.