I am interested in running Linux on my Mac Pro (8-core, 24 GB RAM).
- What are the main caveats one should expect? Can all hardware be used natively after booting, say Linux or FreebSD?
- Does Solaris run on this type of machine?
My use case is mostly Mail, instant messaging, web browsing and network simulation (hence this machine) and I value interactivity under full system load the most. How is interactivity under full load in Linux? My experiences with Debian "lenny" showed delays when task switching of up to 1.5 seconds. May I should look at FreeBSD?
Any tips greatly appreciated.