[TriLUG] White Box /RHEL 3 on a Mac?
rasch at raschnet.com
Thu Nov 4 22:07:59 EST 2004
I actually know little to nothing about PowerPC based distributions, but
Linux Weekly News has done a bit of analysis which can be found here:
(subscription required, or wait till next week)
On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 09:11:45AM -0500, linux r <linuxr at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1. I need to set up a mail server and also apache with a tiny site.
> Can I run this on a G4 or G5 without too much of a headache? I have
> never really messed with Mac's but I know there is a lot of friendly
> overlap between the linuxes/BSDs etc, and macs in terms of software.
> I am not a developer, more of a sysadmin, and if I have to spend too
> many hours messing with it, forget it!
> 2. If so, would I need to get another <distribution> to run on a mac?
> Would that be the wise thing to do here? Or can I just get a version
> of White Box ? I don't think there is another version out there, but
> I am wondering if that is necessary, of if I can just load with the
> 'regular' i386 version that I have. [In case you are wondering I do
> not have the machine with me, otherwise I would try it myself.]
> 3. If you read the White Box site, it has some pretty attractive
> message about being able to avoid the 'upgrade treadmill' until at
> least Oct. 2008. Your thoughts, please!
> 4. And let's say that I DO have to pay Red Hat for one server
> license.. out of curiosity....any idea what that might cost? This is
> a nonprofit-to-be and there are absolutely no funds at the moment and
> for the foreseeable while.
> I am trying to get this thing started asap. Any info is appreciated !
> Thanks in advance !
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