View Full Version : Benefits of running Osx server over standard?

May 1, 2009, 12:52 AM
Are their any?

Mapping drives and such?

May 1, 2009, 02:11 AM
uh - there are only benefits if you need a server OS. Yes, there's more flexibility in terms of setting up shares, but you can do that in the client OS with an add-on utility such as Sharepoints.

OS X server is the way to go if you need to host a local domain (whether OpenDirectory or whatever), wish to host multiple web sites, your own mail server etc.

For simple file serving - unless a good number of workstations are going to be connecting to it simultaneously, then it's overkill.

Basically, if you dont know whether you need it, you don't.

May 1, 2009, 08:31 AM
On OSX Server

May 1, 2009, 11:18 AM
If you're asking rather or not you need it, the answer is no.

I played with a copy and it made my head hurt. Way to many options and setup to do. Regular OSX is enough. Unless your running a business with 25+ computers i would say no to OS X Server.

May 1, 2009, 03:15 PM
yeah i know what its for, i use linux for my server. just wondering if any features are worth the switch, figured there was no real advantage unless you are setting up a server, but you never know.

thanks for the responses. and for that add-on recommendation.