OS X Server Experience - How to get it?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by AndyR, Jul 16, 2007.

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    AndyR

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    I currently work as an enterprise IT support analyst using all flavours of Windows and some Solaris. I want to get some experience of OSX server but we don't have any in the company so any suggestions on how I can try it?

    Is there a trial version you can get similar to MS 120 day trial?

    Thx!
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Not officially. I'd get in touch with Apple. They may be able to sort something out...
     
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    AndyR

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    Thanks, will give it a go.
     
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    Thought I'd point out also that you can run 10.4 Server on any apple system that supports 10.4 Tiger. Just thought I'd throw that out in case you didn't know.

    By the way I'd suggest ebay if you can't track down a copy to try. With a little patience I was able to snag a new 10-client copy of 10.4.7(universal version) of OSX server for less than $200.
     
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    AndyR

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    Excellent! Didn't realise that so thanks for that. Will keep an eye on fleabay as well :)

    Would be good if you could run it in Parallels ??? :rolleyes:
     
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    MacsRgr8

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    Yep. That would be über gr8!
    But Apple prohibits the use of Mac OS X on anything other than a Mac (and rightly so), so no go for virtualosation either (and that's too bad). Now, on teh web you can find a h@x0rs version of Mac OS X 10.4.x for on a "generic" PC, but i haven't seen or heard of a h@xed version of Tiger running on either Parallels or VMware (same goes for the x86 version of Darwin IIRC).

    But I would love to be able to run Mac OS X client(s) in virtualisation on an Xserve for cheap and easy test reasons.

    It is cool to use Win2K3 Server in Parallels for AD-OD integration tests though. :p
     

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