Can I buy OS X Server later with education discount?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by weldon, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2004
    I'm interested in OS X Server, especially with the education discount. I would probably wait until Leopard comes out though, to avoid double-dipping within a year.

    But here's the deal, if I go to the Apple Store for Education for my campus, there isn't an option to buy OS X Server as a boxed product. I can have it preinstalled on a Mac Pro for $250, but I can't buy it separately from the online education store. What gives?
  2. macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    Join ADC, I believe you will get it free in your membership :)
  3. macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    You only get the Standard Mac OS X for free using Student Developer. Otherwise you can get Server later. You'll have to buy it under the institutional/department Apple Education store instead of the individual one.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2004
    I notice you have to go through a manual registration process to order from the institutional store. It says higher ed store, but I wonder if I can get access as a high school teacher. I also seem to recall seeing the server version in the college bookstore (working on a masters). I'll try calling them to see if they carry the current version.
  5. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I was unable to get OS X Server with an EDU discount for myself (individual).
    It IS offered if you can get it purchased through the institution.

    I ended up purchasing it off eBay (for less than the inst-edu $).

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