G5 advertised as "Server" -- problematic?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by splashman, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. splashman macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
    I'm noticed a G5 advertised as a server. I'm assuming that means it has OSX Server installed, instead of Tiger. I'm also assuming there's no reason I shouldn't buy it for use as a non-server system.

    Are my assumptions correct?
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    An Xserve G5 wouldn't work well as a non-server machine.

    If you are looking at a PowerMac G5 with Mac OS X Server installed on eBay or somewhere else and it looks like they are giving the $1000 Unlimited version away -- along with every other option under the sun -- I hope you don't get scammed like every other sucker that fell for it.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    OSX Server can run all the apps that "normal" OSX can, it just comes with some additional services installed. Should be no problem at all. Just make sure it's a standard G5 PowerMac, not a G5 xServe!

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