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The environment there seems to dictate that it's not a good place to try and maintain infrastructure. It'll be like trying to iceskate uphill. Find a server instance in a managed hosting facility that offers you a shell account for cheap and completely forget about maintaining power, cooling, uptime, etc... on your own. As long as you have decent network access there, this shouldn't be a problem.
http://www.nomachine.com/ might be another good place to look.
This is about 4-5 new kinds of Fail.