I need to choose a server that can be used either by a single-user and scale up to four people, ie. not corporate stuff, although it has to be dependable, affordable, compact and quiet.
The OS will be Linux or FreeBSD, and applications will be business apps such as POP+anti-SPAM, telephony, CRM, ERP, knowledge management, etc.
I like compact boxes, but I read that Atom-based mobos like Intel's D945GSEJT are optimized for single-use, not running several applications simultaneously.
For those of you selling solutions for such small settings, what brand/models would you recommend?