[rescue] Xserve without OS X Server?

Matthew Weigel unique at idempot.net
Tue Feb 7 13:53:07 CST 2006

Steve Hatle wrote:

> So- the question is: lacking the correct Server version of OS X, is anyone
> familiar with other OS's that can run on Xserve? "Regular" OS X? *BSD? I
> seem to have googled reference to debian being booted on an Xserve, but
> that's about all.

OpenBSD 3.9-beta supports G4 and G5 XServes, but only one processor; 
NetBSD 2.0 supports G4 XServes, but supports dual processors in them.

> I'd really rather run OS X Server on it, and I do have access to 10.4.x
> server media, but if I had to add the cost of the Server license to the cost
> of the box, it's probably not attractive to me.

 From what I've seen, and talking to people who run OS X Server, it 
isn't everything it's cracked up to be as a server platform; it's better 
than Windows, but performs worse and is less stable than Solaris, 
Net/OpenBSD, or Linux.
  Matthew Weigel
  unique at idempot.net

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