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

slooksterPSV

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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.
 

RacerX

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

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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..
 
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Mechcozmo

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The question is more of "How slow will it end up going?" than "Will it go?"
 
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slooksterPSV

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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
 
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jim.

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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
 
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csubear

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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.
 
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csubear

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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 ;)
 
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csubear

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slooksterPSV said:
I like Unix, I like BSD, I like Mac OS X. But Linux is a cheap knock-off of Unix.
hence ~=....

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

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slooksterPSV said:
I like Unix, I like BSD, I like Mac OS X. But Linux is a cheap knock-off of Unix.
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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