i know this is bit off topic, but since you all are my "computer family"
i thought you would be the ones to ask.

i am setting up a datacenter to host a ruby application i'm writing. i
have to figure out what systems to use.

i am debating between Apple's new XServers or more tradiational dual AMD
rackmount boxes running Debian/Woody (or Gentoo if it proves stable).

can anyone recommend? is Apple Xserver a good way to go? does it support
Ruby fully (along with DBI and Postgresql)? if i go traditional, which
hardware vendor is best? is Gentoo stable enough? or should i stick with
Debian?

thanks,

~transami