This page collects my writings on building custom personal computers for use as Linux machines.

Here is the original December 1996 article. This one focused on building low-cost hardware.

Here is the Ultimate Linux Box 2001 article. This was published, in a rather mangled and compressed form, in October 2001.

Here is the Slashdot thread on the article.

Here is an update of the 2001 article.

I also maintain a Unix Hardware Buyer's Guide.