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Old May 7, 2011, 03:32 PM   #1
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Question what is dif between a reg mini and a mini server?

would buying a server be better than another mini??? I bought this current one back in Nov. Its just hard to get used to after years of a PC.
Just want to keep it in another room
see a used one for sale"Mac Mini 2.53/2X2G/1TB server for $600
so what is the differences. ? Have 3 of flat LCD monitors.....
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Old May 7, 2011, 06:20 PM   #2
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Server version has no optical drive. Also it has OSX Server instead of desktop client. Most likely you wouldn't need the server features, but I think that's a good price. It must be the previous generation (2009) because the current server model base processor is 2.66.
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Old May 7, 2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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I had a similar question. So basically I can run all of my Applications and do all of my regular work on a Server?
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Old May 7, 2011, 11:48 PM   #4
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I had a similar question. So basically I can run all of my Applications and do all of my regular work on a Server?
Correct. One thing to note is that the Mid2010 Mini Servers boot by default into 64-bit mode. For about 95% of applications, this doesn't matter. If you would like to change it to 32-bit mode, follow THESE instructions from Apple.
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Old May 9, 2011, 01:45 PM   #5
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so what does the screen look like ?

I am still not sure what the pros are vs the cons of buying it. What does the opening screen look like? any post a pic ??? so It has lots more memory right?
So if I wanted to use say a Dvd drive etc. I just plug it in to a usb port? etc ?
So it would be a good buy ? Just confused
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Old May 9, 2011, 02:03 PM   #6
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The mini and the mini server are very similar other than the superdrive bay being used for a second hdd and a slight bump in processor clock speed. The big difference is with the OS that comes with it. http://www.apple.com/ca/server/macosx/whats-new.html

My thinking is that if you aren't sure what you'd do with a server then it isn't what you need.
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Old May 9, 2011, 02:23 PM   #7
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so explain please

it is nor what I need
it is what could I use a server for??? I am still confused thanks
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Old May 9, 2011, 03:46 PM   #8
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In your first post you say you bought a Mini in November but are having a hard time getting used to it after years with a PC. So you're thinking of buying a server and that will make things better?

The Mac Mini Server is just a Mini without a DVD drive. It has an extra hard drive in it's place. And it runs Mac OS X Server, which will still run all the regular Mac OS X software, but if you're not looking for a Server, there's no real reason to buy one.

I'm not even sure I understand your statement from your first post. Are you looking for a second Mini for another room, or to replace the Mini you just bought?
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