Running Linux on a mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by empezar, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. empezar macrumors regular

    empezar

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    I'm planning on buying a mac mini to run as a webserver/eggdrop/database etc, and I would like to run Linux on it.

    Is this possible? What dists can I install? How do I install it?
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    Yes it is possible, (Ubuntu is one example) but pointless. Why wouldn't you just buy a PC to do that? You can get a much more powerful PC without paying for the overhead of Apple's industrial design and pre-installed software.

    When you buy a Mac, you're paying for Mac OS X, iLife, and Apple's chic design. None of that makes any sense for running a Linux server.

    Also, Mac OS X makes an excellent unix-ish server for all those things.

    Eggdrop Mac
     
  3. empezar thread starter macrumors regular

    empezar

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    are there any good os x apps I can use to use my mac mini as a router?

    like forwarding all ports except port 80 to 192.168.0.2 (or whatever)??
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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