Do any of you run Server versions of OS X on your personal computers?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by emilioestevez, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. emilioestevez Suspended


    Aug 25, 2015
    Are there any advantages/disadvantages to running OS X Server versus OS X?
  2. Superspeed500 macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2013
    OS X Server is basicly an additional app that gets installed on top of OS X. The server basicly gives you a controll panel for diffrent server related services. My MacBook Pro from 2010 have this software installed and I use it for experimenting with websites inside my LAN. The only reason for installing the server software on a personal mac is for testing purpose.
  3. Weaselboy, Oct 3, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2015

    Weaselboy Moderator


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    Jan 23, 2005

    Only if you want one of the features server provides. For example, some people run server so they can backup multiple Macs over their local network to a Time Machine backup disk attached to the main, server Mac.

    But no... if you don't need any of those features, it does not do anything extra for you.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    There's no need since its the same OS as mentioned. I was tempted to do this years ago, only to find out that I'm not getting anything different (other then some apps).

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