Can we install Mac OSX on a server ?

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  1. Tesyz macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    In order to use a VNC app on my iPad, i wanted to know if we can install MacOSX (or Windows) on a server.
    My idea is to access to a desktop OS on my iPad without let my Macbook switch on and without use my poor wifi.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Tesyz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, by server i mean a server we can rent. Not a homeserver i want to "rent" a OS and to use VNC app to access.
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I'm not sure exactly what you are proposing here. OSX is available in a server addition, but it won't "Run" on an iPad. iPads are IOS devices, and run their own operating system.

    VNC is a remote access app.

    Details on OSX server editions:

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/server/


    VNC:
    http://www.realvnc.com/

    Hope this helps you decide.
     
  5. Tesyz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know it's quite difficult to understand my question.

    I wantedto install an OS on a distant server (not at myhouse, but a rent server).
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Only osx Server can be installed on a server. You can't virtualize pre-Lion non-server versions of osx - it is against the eula.

    And how would you access the remote server anyway? You would still need internet and all that.
     
  7. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    You will probably want to go with a hosting service that provides Mac rather than trying to do a remote Hackintosh install on a general server.

    You should be able to find a few with searches like "mac cloud hosting". Here's what I came up with:

    http://www.macminicloud.net/
    http://xcloud.me/
     
  8. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, hosting is going to be your best bet here...The costs of installation, maintaining the off-site server and software is going to be prohibitive.
     
  9. Tesyz thread starter macrumors newbie

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