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SnowTronic
May 4, 2011, 08:20 PM
I have a friend offering me a mac mini power pc 10.4 and tiger server so my questions are...

1. How good is Tiger Server, I know its old but does it still have some functionability

2. A mac mini power pc as a server how good is it for basic functionability...



CloudMac.net
May 4, 2011, 08:54 PM
Hello,

You could run OS X 10.5 Server on Power PC hardware. Unfortunately Apple does not support 10.6+ on Power PC systems.

OS X 10.5 Server is very good and you should be fine running this version for basic file sharing, etc...

Documentation on OS X server is available on the Apple site:

http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/resources/documentation.html

Most of the config for 10.6 is similar to 10.5 for basic settings.

Hopefully this is helpful.

Consultant
May 4, 2011, 10:12 PM
If you have to ask these type of questions, you should just use OS X client. You can still run a "server" with the client.

pismobrat
May 5, 2011, 11:53 AM
You are asking good questions - shows your keen to learn.

Yes you can run a client OS, but it also depends if you want to learn and have a situation in the home/business for a server.

Server is good for:

Central account management - eg: Roaming home folders
One central repository for various files

Many other percs to

Hey, if you can get it for a great deal, not skin off your teeth.

Hit back if you would like to know more. Many people are happy to help.

talmy
May 9, 2011, 10:28 AM
I've been running a mini with Snow Leopard Server at home for over a year now, using features that aren't in the client OS. In general I don't recommend it unless you need the features that Server offers or you just want the educational experience. My story is here (http://almy.us/server.html)

blesscheese
May 12, 2011, 08:19 PM
I have a friend offering me a mac mini power pc 10.4 and tiger server so my questions are...

1. How good is Tiger Server, I know its old but does it still have some functionability

2. A mac mini power pc as a server how good is it for basic functionability...

In addition to talmy's site, I found this site useful:
http://www.clayharmon.com/techne/?p=505

The consensus seems to be that the mini is plenty powerful for a family or small business server, *but* that setting it up does take a bit of technical know-how. For an educational pursuit, it is somewhat fun & frustrating, but in a good way.