davec wrote: Hi,
As far as distro''s go. Cent O/S is decent, as is Ubuntu, they both offer server versions with 5 year end of life. I prefer Cent OS but that''s because I started with RedHat.
The machine is certainly more than capable. The popular opinion is that Dell doesn''t provide very good RAID controllers but I think that is becoming a myth these days. Try running bonnie on it I''m curious what the disk I/O is on a new dell machine. -- Read more at http://www.xtuple.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1435