Mac OS X Server on iMac G3 333, will it work?

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  1. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Could I run Mac OS X.3 Server on my iMac G3 333, (see siggy)? I want to purchase it, and run it on my computer and play around with it. I want to be able to help my Graphics Teacher with the Server and, the only way I'll be able to do that is by trying it out myself. Thanx in advance.
     
  2. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Well... yes you can (though it is not the ideal system for it).
     
  3. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, i have tried it on the one in my sig. Works fine. Good for small workgroups LDAP, static webpages, lightweight DNS ect..
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    The question is more of "How slow will it end up going?" than "Will it go?"
     
  5. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    Using the GUI? Kinda slow, but iit's bearable.
     
  6. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm running Panther, and it is slow at some things, which is understandable for any OS, I don't think it should make too much of a difference, besides I have 288MB of RAM, but thats PC66... Oh well, I can go back to Panther and sell the Server CDs
     
  7. jim. macrumors 6502

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    What type of server stuff do you plan on doing with it? There may be a more useful and lightweight platform to use than OSX.

    Jim
     
  8. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    Debian linux rocks for alot of things. Thats what i have running my file server. I don't have X11 or anything installed on it. The only problem with using linux over OS X sever is that configuring things is sometimes a royal pain. Things like LDAP, and mail services or so much easier.
     
  9. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Is there a Debian Linux distro for the PowerPC?
     
  10. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    NO LINUX! Linux = Microsoft = Devil
    I'm just going to be learning how to work Workgroup Manager
     
  11. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    I think debian has a ppc distro, they have one for alot of arch.

    Btw. linux!=microsoft, linux~=unix==BSD~=Mac OS X ;)
     
  12. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I like Unix, I like BSD, I like Mac OS X. But Linux is a cheap knock-off of Unix.
     
  13. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    hence ~=....

    but Max OS X is to BSD as Linux is to ATT Unix. Very similar userlands, completely different kernels.
     
  14. jim. macrumors 6502

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    I think that was the whole point of linux. Only replace unix with minix.

    Jim

    PS: Yes Debian has a PPC version. It works very well and is a breeze to install with the new installer. I stuck it on an imac DV at work to run a web-based inventory for our reagents.
     

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