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Fri 02 Apr 2004
Category : Technology
The Xserve looks deceptively thin and light on Apple's web pages. So it was a surprise how big and heavy the Xserve box is :
The next picture shows the contents, laid out on our floor :
And the Xserve, itself. It's a G4, Dual 1 GHz, with 512 MB of RAM :
I've hooked it up to a PC monitor, borrowed the iMac's keyboard and mouse, plugged in the Ethernet cable, and turned it on. It's like a jet plane taking off. I mean the sound. It's loud. I'm going to have to live with this for the next two weeks. At this point, I don't think I'm going to miss it when it's gone.
The Xserve starts up like any Mac. No, not like any Mac I'm currently using because it's fast. Very fast. How much faster would the new G5 Xserves be, then? It's looking good.
It's currently running 10.2.8. I'm going to erase everything on it and start from scratch with 10.3. Then I realise I don't know where the CD-ROM drive is.
Okay, found it. It's on the top right. Will carry on with the installation as soon as I can find the Panther Server CD's.