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Advice please - formatting a Mac Pro ... which operating system?


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Hi,

My friend has given me a Mac Pro and I want to use it as a media centre in my living room. Basically for playing movies, music and surfing the web.

So I want to format it and install the optimum version, of an optimum operating system.

I am aware that MacPro's can support a number of different operating systems such as Mac OSX, Windows or Linux.

I'm afraid I don't know much about macs, I'm a PC guy myself. But I really want to learn more about them.

Can you recommend an operating system that would be best for my needs?

Literally, all I want is to watch high res videos(hopefully1080p), play music and surf the web.

The specs of my mac pro are as follows:

Model Mane: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: Mac Pro 1.1
Processor Name: Dual Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed 2Ghz
Memeory: 5 GB
Boot Rom Version MP11.005C.B08


Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Any version will handle those tasks but you may as well go with the most recent (10.7 or "Lion").

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