Yesterday while going through a second-hand shop here in Calgary, I came across what looked like, from a distance, a PM 7200. I started towards it, thinking it might make a nice addition to my collection. However, as I came closer, I realized I was mistaken. This was not the 7200 that I thought it was, it turned out to be a Power Mac G3 (beige desktop model). I looked her over and found out it was only $10CDN (about $7.50US), so I bought two and gave one to a friend of mine. Now I have mine set up with OS 9.2.2 and VNC Server (so I can control it on my Thinkpad 600e running XP). It's a 233Mhz model, it came with 32MB RAM (Upped to 160MB as soon as it got home) and it's still got the stock 4GB HD as well as a 100MB Zip drive (internal).
My question is, what should I do with this beast? I understand that it can run X, up to x.2.8, but is it worth it? (Keep in mind, I do have more RAM for this machine as soon as I get around to putting it in - approx. 384MB total, as well as more HD space).
I've also got Rhapsody on CD somewhere, would that run half-decently on the machine? I realize that it is no where near finished, and there is no support, but is it worth installing? Even just for the 'ooh-ahh' factor? This is not my main machine (yet) as I run mainly a Wintel shop these days, so right now I'm open to playing with OSes on it. Friends of mine have said that I should put a distro of Linux on it (namely: Debian) but I can do that on a PC, which I have more access and knowledge about. I want to play with an operating system that I just can't run on an x86 (I do realize that I can put Darwin on an x86, but I would like a GUI if at all possible).
As always, any help or hints are always appreciated.