Differences between OSX server and standard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Silas1066, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Silas1066 macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2009
    Can OSX Snow Leopard Server basically run all the same desktop applications that standard Snow Leopard can run? Or are these fundamentally different?

    In other words, will most applications work on the server, including multimedia, etc.?
  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    Yes, all Mac OS X apps run under server or the regular OS.

    Server basically adds server apps on top of the standard OS and removes some file sharing limits (number of connected users/shares and the like).
  3. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    While normal OSX apps can run just fine on OSX server, be reminded that most apps are not intended to be run from a server and might exhibit some quirkiness depending on your intentions with them. It’s depends very heavily on the apps you want to run.

    And, again as always, OSX server is best run as a dedicated server on it’s own rather than as a general desktop computer. If you a running the server to serve anything mission critical, you want to mess with services as little as possible.

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