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blink487
Dec 17, 2010, 01:00 AM
Hi folks, I was looking at buying a mac mini server edition, but I was wondering with the upcoming release of 10.7 in summer 2011, will a new 10.7 server edition of OSX be released simultaneously? Or does it follow a few months later? Upgrading the server license is expensive so I'd rather have the up to date software if it's coming out within a year, and I don't need the server badly or anything, it's mostly just to mess around with (first server for me).

On another note, how do people like the mac mini server? Is it reliable enough even with the same components?



logandzwon
Dec 17, 2010, 02:30 PM
Hi folks, I was looking at buying a mac mini server edition, but I was wondering with the upcoming release of 10.7 in summer 2011, will a new 10.7 server edition of OSX be released simultaneously? Or does it follow a few months later? Upgrading the server license is expensive so I'd rather have the up to date software if it's coming out within a year, and I don't need the server badly or anything, it's mostly just to mess around with (first server for me).

On another note, how do people like the mac mini server? Is it reliable enough even with the same components?

There will almost definitely be a 10.7 server at the same time as 10.7. As far as reliability, it is a mac mini running OSXS. How often do your mac minis need repair? (Mac mini actually has the lowest failure rate of any model computer Apple sells.) I use my server for testing/learning/trying crazy things. I'm a Linux and Mac SysAdmin. However, aside from educational use, I see absolutely no point for most home users to have a mac mini server.

Dalton63841
Dec 17, 2010, 02:36 PM
One thing you should bear in mind is that Snow Leopard Client has pretty much ALL of the server capabilities that server has. Snow Leopard server just gives you an extra suite of tools to use.

For File sharing/webserver/dns server/mail server/yada yada yada Snow leopard client is more than capable. Also yes, the Mac Mini makes a GREAT little server. Mines been running 24/7 since I got it almost a year ago, except for required updates.