This may seem a bit backwards but I am trying to find a good OS to put on my HP DL580 G2 server. It is a 4 Proc, HT 2.0Ghz server with 8GB.
I am trying to take advantage of the 8GB of memory and the hyper threading unfortunately it is not a 64bit CPU (only 686 according to the install error) so 2008 R2 which was my first choice is out.
here is the caveat. I am a Windows Admin through and through. I have never installed linux (bare metal) or really done much with it. I am just looking for some good advise on what I can do with this huge server before it ends up being a boat anchor.
FYI, I have 2 DL380 G2s sitting around also that may get tossed out with the bath water if I can't find something practcal to do with them.