G5 advertised as "Server" -- problematic?

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

  1. splashman macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

    robbieduncan

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    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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