Hub or switch ?

I'm currently using a 10 Mbit 8 ports HUB on my home network. I'm thinking about upgrading to 10/100... all the network cards are 32 bit PCI 10/100...

Should I opt for a 10/100 HUB or 10/100 SWITCH ? It's about 10 bucks more for the switch... what's the real difference ?

Am I all setup for fast ethernet with my 10/100 NICs and 10/100 HUB/SWITCH or is there a catch ? Like the cabling ?

Thanks!
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  1. Switch. With 8 computers on a full-duplex 100 Mbit hub, you'll have 25Mbits each. Witha switch, you'll have 200Mbits each :)

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  2. It's a much better idea to go with the switch for that extra $10. A switch will handle the data flow much better and give a dedicated "throughput" to each port.

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  3. Is using a switch as easy as a HUB ? Plug cables in and enjoy ?
    What's the catch? who would NOT take the switch for only 10$ more ?

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  4. Yes, it's just as easy. Who wouldn't take the switch? Morons who don't know the difference :)

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