hi you all have always been able to give me good advice on what to buy so why should this be any different. my house has a total of 6 computers in it 3 Pc and 3 Macs all these machines have some documents that need to be avalabe to the others so i got this idea of buying a xserve g4 i found one for about thirteen nintey nine it comes with dual 1.33 G4 60Gb HD 512Mb of Ram and mac osx 10.4 unlimited server client. Is this a good deal my plans are to buy with it at least 2 500 gb hard drives and upgrade the ram to the max. (Now if someone has a cheaper and in there mind better plan such as building a intel xeon server and getting the 10.4 hack on ot and can suply me with the instructions and the files needed it would be very apreshiated but for now this is my plan) i just need to know a few things 1. is this a good deal 2. i plan to use this as a consolidated storage unit and that is about it (but stil will it be fast enough) 3.I know that apple says the max amount of ram it can support s 2 gb however wil it recognize 4 Gb if i put 4 1 Gb sticks in it. 4.What is the hard drive type that it takes and are these drives hot swappable. 5. can somone give me the dementions 6. im really only interested in this server because it supports mac osx so is there any onther cool things that this server can do 7. when 10.5 comes out it will have that app time machine can i use this xserve as the backup location. I know a gave you alot of questions but when said and done t looks like i am going to end up spending about 1700 dollars and if this isnt going to do what i need it to do and do it right then i really dont want to spend the money.