OS X 10.5 Server on home iMac. Any experiences?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by MajereXYU, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 11, 2005
    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?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Super Macho Man

    Jul 24, 2006
    Hollywood, CA
    OS X Server is a superset of OS X. It includes everything OS X does and more.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 11, 2005
    So I should not worry about app compatibility, usage differences etc.?
  4. macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2007
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 11, 2005
    Gee, good to know...

    Thanks for the heads-up!
  6. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
  7. macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2007
    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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