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Old Nov 29, 2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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OS X 10.5 Server on home iMac. Any experiences?

I'd like to run an Xgrid at home to encode video with Virsualhub. I have many macs here at home and I'd like to put them to use since I have many TB's of video to convert. I would like to purchase OS X Server and install it on my home iMacs to be able to use Xgrid.

The only thing I wonder is this: is OS X Server the same as a standard install of Leopard + added functionality or am I going to miss some Leopard functionality, given that the Server version is not intended for home use?

I don't want to buy and install 10.5 Server and then regret it because it has shortcomings for home use...

Can anyone help? Does anyone have experience using OS X 10.5 Server?
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 05:55 PM   #2
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OS X Server is a superset of OS X. It includes everything OS X does and more.
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 05:58 PM   #3
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Great!
So I should not worry about app compatibility, usage differences etc.?
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Can anyone help? Does anyone have experience using OS X 10.5 Server?
Just so you're aware...

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Old Nov 29, 2007, 11:01 PM   #5
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Gee, good to know...

Thanks for the heads-up!
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The folks over at arstechnica might say wait until it is updated.

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I was about to say the same thing.
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The folks over at arstechnica might say wait until it is updated.

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Those forum posts echo my experience with server. It is easy to get messed up in your setup when it seems like it should be so simple. Is it a documentation problem? maybe
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