Recommendations for home setup

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by jm12345, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 21, 2007
    #1
    Hey guys,

    I have been reading a lot of the this forum lately and am trying to get ideas for a home server setup. I would really like to hear your recommendations as you guys are experts at this..

    Devices:
    MacBook Pro - Mine
    MacBook Pro - Roommate #1
    Windows laptop - Roommate #2
    iPhone 4 - Mine
    iPad - Mine
    iTouch - Roommate #2
    Xbox and PS3

    Objectives:
    - Being able to share media across all our devices
    - Access my Macbook files from my iPhone/iPad remotely (I have seen a lot of VPN and VNC setups here, this the way to go?)

    Ideas:
    I personally use Google to handle my iCal, Address Book, and Email but have seen a lot of people using their servers. Why?

    Recommendations on setups? I was thinking of buying a used Mac Mini and loading SL or SLS on it, but I think SLS would be overkill. Thanks guys.
     

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