I've been running Sambar on my Win2000 machine for the past few months serving up MLAgazine's images. We've had a surge recently, and I need to be able to host our MySQL database and about 600 MB of images each day.
Right now, I've decided that I will probably have to jump to some UNIX like OS, to be able to run MySQL easily. Is Solaris 9 a good choice, or is there an easier solution?
If you want "ease of use", Solaris x86 is probably the worst possible option.
(It's not that Solaris is really any more difficult then a medium-unfriendly Linux like Slackware, but it's *much* more poorly documented, has terribly narrow hardware support, and doesn't have much of a community to turn to for answers.)
FreeBSD would be worth considering, given the hardware you're suggesting. The "ports collection" in FreeBSD makes it fairly easy to install just what you need.
I actually run windows 2003 server and windows 2000 on my dual pentium 2 450 and my dual pentium 3 600 boxes respectively.
I dunno, i like them. They are easy to use and comfortable for me and they are rock solid. I never have to reboot them unless the power goes out and kills them.
The dual pentium 2 450 has 512 megs of ram and the dual penitum 3 600 has 768 megs of ram (ram REALLY helps server operating systems).
I was thinking of Solaris because I install and go, with little manual configuration. I'll look into FreeBSD, I've used NetBSD on my SE/30 before.
Pentium IIs take kindly to Suse linux assuming you've got a decent amount of Ram in there (say 128Mb min.). I've actually spent the day installing Suse on 6 sub 500Mhz machines, a mixture of PIIs and K6-2s (for a little proof of concept project I'm working on), and its runs very snappily. I've yet to see how MySQL performs tho' - that's tomorrows job...
How fast does KDE run on your 500mhz machine?
I thought this was a MAC forum? :macos:
Not when it's in the Other Computers forum.
The most recent versions of KDE and Gnome are about as demanding as MS Windows in my experience. If a PC runs Windows 2000/XP to your satisfaction then you'll enjoy KDE or Gnome; if Windows 2000/XP is too sluggish, you may find that your Linux desktop is no snappier. KDE and Gnome aren't the only desktops, of course.
I ended up settling for SuSE. I'll be switching over shortly.
Is enlightenment still used as a window mananger for the newer linux builds? And is it as processor intensive as kde/gnome?