Re: End of Days
About a year ago when I built the network for my new house, I set up an RPi (1st gen, Model B) as a DNS, DHCP, file, and dlna/upnp server, and NZBGet client. The ARP table has 21 entires in it, it provides file storage to 4 computers, and movies to 3-5 devices.
To be fair, the users Microsoft have in mind have a somewhat more demanding role for a server. But it's true, some of these machines just keep running without user intervention.
19:45:22 up 289 days, 8:00, 3 users, load average: 0.00, 0.02, 0.00
That, is my company's main file server/DHCP server/pretty much everything box. I rarely have to touch it from a maintenance standpoint although at some point we will retire the box for something newer. (One of my colleagues is testing an ActiveDirectory set-up using Samba4, soon as that's ready, we'll move.)