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g3 Server

Hey im planning on making a G3 to host my media files. i have a g3 beige 266 and another g3 beige mobo. im new to such a project so i have a few questions. I am trying to do tis as cheaply as possible.

would it be beneficial to run 2 g3s in parallel?
what os/software do you recommend? os 9? os x? is linux possible?
will this configuration be able to communicate well with my windows pcs?
do i need a floppy drive?

Thanks for the help
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1)yes, it probs would be bett

1)yes, it probs would be better to run them in parralel

2)linux is almost definitely possible. i recommend using samba server, as its fast and effiecient.

3)it will almost certainly work with your PCs

4)you shouldn't need a FDD

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Thanks for you help, i assume

Thanks for you help, i assume the guide from project appleseed will be the best way to go about connecting the mobo's in parallel, so now i have a few more questions.
is there any particular linux distribution that you would recommend to do this with?
how much ram do you recommend per mobo?

Thanks again

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could you please post the lin

could you please post the link to the project abou linking the mobos in parallel? That sounds interesting.

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G3 Server

Run AppleShare/IP 6.something on Mac OS 8.6. That makes a fast, reliable, and easy to use server. windoze access is supported but I've never tried that feature (no windoze boxen here!). The AppleShare/IP software used to be expensive, but now you should be able to find it for next to nothing. You'll want about 100M RAM, and a CD drive would be useful.

Yes you could use Linux. You might even get the parallel mobo idea to work. But why make things hard on yourself? It's a Mac. It just works.
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http://exodus.physics.ucla.ed

http://exodus.physics.ucla.edu/appleseed/appleseed.html

theres the link for project appleseed

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