OK. Tonight, in lieu of a dead KVM switch, I hooked up another monitor, keyboard and mouse to what I think is going to be my Darwin server. No, not THAT Darwin. I was talking about Apple's open source Darwin server that is used in an MPEG-4 based IPTV VOD system. I'm leaning towards Debian as my distro on this box, as the most success I've had with linux has been with a Debian based distro, so why not?
The idea at this point is to get a box running Debian, install the Darwin server on it, and then start playing with it. We'll see where things go from there.
It's late and I'm tired. I better bugger off.