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powerBook (11k image)So, I've decided to make use of my old powerBook. I think what I've decided to do is turn it into a web server and use that web server to develop stuff that is a little more advanced than the stuff I have been doing.

My problem now is, do I leave it as a Mac (It won't run OS X because of its small-ass HDD), or do I run UNIX or LINUX in some form.

If I leave it as a Mac I can run GoLive on it and sit there in the living room and code directly on the files being served...but at the same time, if I convert it to Linux or Unix it might run faster...and I get to/have to learn my way around Unix or Linux (more than I already know from using OS X).

Most webservers that I deal with are Unix or Linux and run Apache in some form. So, I think that I would like to run MkLinux or NetBSD or something. I could always set it up to dual-boot.

There's also this program that lets you run MacOS on Linux in a shell, but I don't know if it works with Classic or just OS X.

Anyway, anyone have any opinions?

At any rate, if you want to check out what's going on on my little powerbook server, go here: