So I wanted to write a quick post to say if you are thinking about learning how to use Linux and you don’t want to go through the trouble of setting up a VM on your own computer you have a new option. Digital Ocean provides a VPS at an insane price point. I went the cheap route and for $5.00 a I have my own fully provisioned private server. I can install any application I want on it. If I want to host my own mail server I can do that. Most importantly they have a tremendous amount of tutorials to help you install applications. I would most certainly advise everyone to give them a shot.