If you were to log in, you'd be able to get more information on your fellow community member.
Regarding Linux, Netscape Fasttrack Server is now available from Caldera with certain versions of their OpenLinux distribution; it is an extremely easy to administer web server (graphical via the web, etc.) for the people who do not wish to take the time to learn the Apache setup. (Although, IMHO, Apache is a far better server.) On the cheap PC hardware issue, you get what you pay for. I have many systems running Linux which are extremely stable (even on the newest development kernel). The only reason I ever have to take my machines down is to upgrade them; just as an experiment, I have a 486 sitting in a closet acting as a router (Linux does a great job at this, too) which I have not upgraded/rebooted in over 1 year.
One more comment: Oracle has officially announced support for Linux, to be released in March of 1999 or that area.