Server worth it for me?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by LastLine, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    wHey all,

    I was wondering, is OS X Lion server worth getting in my case. I've never run a server version of any OS before so I'm a bit hazy on the real benefits.

    My current home IT setup is this:

    A couple of Windows 7 boxes for gaming
    My iMac (the main machine of the house, a mid 2010 i3)
    A couple of Core Duo Macbooks.
    AppleTV
    An iPad and a couple of iPhones.


    Is there anything I'd be able to do using server on the iMac, and by the reverse, anything I'd be stopping myself doing. Now obviously Lion's a bit NDA at the minute so let's assume I was talking snow leopard, just for arguments sake :) Pros and cons?
     
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    Mactasia

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    I'm not sure what you could achieve by running a server version at home. Maybe iCal/Mail/address book etc if you didn't want to pay for MobileMe? - but then iCloud will have all of these for free anyway... :)

    Maybe the only thing it would be useful for at home for would be as a file store accessible from all of your machines? And as a backup location?
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Perfect answer. Thank you. Standard for me it is. Never run server side software before so figured it was worth asking.
     

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