G3 as server in windows environment

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by Mainframeguy, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

    London, UK
    hey ho - I continue in skint benefits situation... Which is sort of part of the reason for this post...

    See although I recently did plug back in my old exchange raided terrabyte server I'm reluctant to leave it powered up, which is let's face it a big draw back to a server!

    And although on benefits (welfare to you yanks) I lucked out with my recent placement with these guys, who I must seriously pimp and ask you to also. Anyway they have a few old boxen in various states, among them a G3 sans PSU. Whilst looking into fixing the PSU for them I sorted their mac needs with an iMac (they only wanted access to Safari really) and know they'd likely let me take the G3 since I'm gifting them various bits and bobs.

    And whilst I was looking into the G3 PSU I noticed it was only needing 200W... and had a spare drive bay or two....you can see where I am going here, so anyone used G3 as server - what power PC linux servers will go there... issues for Windoze and Linux connectivity... I am right in that the G3/G4 were the last of the powerPC, aren't I? They also have G4 sans system folder and I have my beady eyes on that for my sister... Suspect it would make a crap server though....

    And hate to name names - but Lancer you never came through so next time there's a freebie on offer I am afraid you are not worthy... ;)