Mac Mini/Tiger Server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by SnowTronic, May 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Mar 21, 2011
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    I have a friend offering me a mac mini power pc 10.4 and tiger server so my questions are...

    1. How good is Tiger Server, I know its old but does it still have some functionability

    2. A mac mini power pc as a server how good is it for basic functionability...
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Los Angeles
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    Hello,

    You could run OS X 10.5 Server on Power PC hardware. Unfortunately Apple does not support 10.6+ on Power PC systems.

    OS X 10.5 Server is very good and you should be fine running this version for basic file sharing, etc...

    Documentation on OS X server is available on the Apple site:

    http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/resources/documentation.html

    Most of the config for 10.6 is similar to 10.5 for basic settings.

    Hopefully this is helpful.
     
  3. macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    #3
    If you have to ask these type of questions, you should just use OS X client. You can still run a "server" with the client.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    You are asking good questions - shows your keen to learn.

    Yes you can run a client OS, but it also depends if you want to learn and have a situation in the home/business for a server.

    Server is good for:

    Central account management - eg: Roaming home folders
    One central repository for various files

    Many other percs to

    Hey, if you can get it for a great deal, not skin off your teeth.

    Hit back if you would like to know more. Many people are happy to help.
     
  5. macrumors 601

    talmy

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    Oregon
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    I've been running a mini with Snow Leopard Server at home for over a year now, using features that aren't in the client OS. In general I don't recommend it unless you need the features that Server offers or you just want the educational experience. My story is here
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    blesscheese

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    Central CA
    #6
    In addition to talmy's site, I found this site useful:
    http://www.clayharmon.com/techne/?p=505

    The consensus seems to be that the mini is plenty powerful for a family or small business server, *but* that setting it up does take a bit of technical know-how. For an educational pursuit, it is somewhat fun & frustrating, but in a good way.
     

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