Re: low-MHz server
On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 12:28:51AM -0500, Rick Thomas wrote:
> A Blue and White G3 will happily boot and run the latest Debian
> releases (Etch or Lenny). The Beige G3s (which may have slightly
> lower MHz ratings [233 for Beige vs 300 for the B&W]) will run Sarge
> OK once booted -- I haven't tried Etch or Lenny, but they need a bit
> of TLC to get them to boot Linux in the first place. Mail me offline
> if you decide to give this a try. I'll try to help.
> There are even older Macs with sub 200MHz CPUs, but you will probably
> find them too limited in the amount of RAM they can take.
Yes, thanks. I need sub-200 MHz and lots of ram.
> On Feb 4, 2008, at 2:55 PM, Kelly Harding wrote:
> >PPC Macs are getting a fair bit cheap these days, and are quite easy
> >to upgrade, the G4s start around 400Mhz though. G3s you can get at
> >around 233Mhz, a Beige G3 with a G3/233mhz cpu should handle linux ok,
> >though they're a bit of a tempermental machine really ime. Blue &
> >White G3s are the better bet really for G3s. As the CPUs are ZIF
> >socketed, you can add faster or slower G3 cpus to them. They'll take a
> >few hard drives too without a problem. Never personally tried Linux on
> >PPC/Mac as I've always found OS X to meet my needs.
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