[ILUG] OT : Buying opteron in the Republic.
typedef at eircom.net
Mon Feb 7 13:28:21 GMT 2005
Liam Bedford wrote:
> You can have 64 bit with dell.. the xeons do it now..
> As for powerpc, I guess you're stuck with IBM or the Apple Xserve (I
> think they run linux).
I like the idea of a PowerPC for sure, the only real desire is to get a
64 bit box... again, for no good reason, except for if I'm spending
€1000 on a 32 bit machine, the way I see it, it's worth €600 extra for a
>>I like the idea of some sort of PowerPC
>Why not try an Apple Xserve?
Pricing and operating system, Xserve is blackbox Apple software-magic is
it not? Ideally said server will be running, Debian or OpenBSD.
Ideally, the budget stays <=€2000, since colocation will cost about
€1000 itself, that said if I could find a 64 bit box for you know, like
€1000, I wouldn't say no, and instead might just upgrade it
incrementally. I realise entry level Dell would be much cheaper, so,
while I'd like a 64 bit machine, ideally that 64 bit machine is _as_
cheap as they get, in that category of server.
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