SuSE or another Linux distro in Xserve G5

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  1. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

    phoenixsan

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    Hello all....!

    So the University where I give classes got in a donation a Xserve G5 2.3 DP (PCI-X) Early 2005, with 2 Apple Drive Modules for 160 GB. Have 8 GB of RAM and a 128 MB video card. Some colleagues have suggested to use one of the Apple Drives to install SuSe for PowerPC. But we dont come into an agreement. So I come here hoping to get some input about the idea. Or ideas about another Linux distro more fitted to the hardware donated.


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  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    Hi there!! Very good machine - I have had a lot of luck and fun using Debian - sometimes CentOS.. Would you try those? :) enjoy!!
     
  3. phoenixsan thread starter macrumors 65816

    phoenixsan

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    Hello there....!

    Glad you read my post and posted your suggestions. I like Debian. CentOS, I dont know so much.

    Right now we have a short list:

    SuSe
    Debian
    Fedora

    What do you think about it and this project in general?

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  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    Not a problem - Debian is really nice so I highly suggest that, especially on Apple products. What would you use the server for ideally?
     
  5. phoenixsan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Original intended use will be....

    host some databases we have developed. And also as testing ground and enviroment for programming and developing Apps/resources for Linux users in our University.


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  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    Oh sounds awesome! I'm not a big database or rev guy myself, but I do design systems used to hold such platforms, I think the Xserve will be great for those uses! :)
     

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