Just Curious:What Can Run OS X Server?

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  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    I was reading through Apple's site today on Mac OS X Leopard (Server Edition) and it was seriously amazing! I thought OS X was the limit and that was already awesome enough, but the Server edition blows the roof off!

    ... Sorry.

    Ok, what can run OS X Server? Just Mac Pros/XServes? What about Mac Minis?
     
  2. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    Anything in Apple's Mac product line-up can run OS X Server. It's just that it's really meant for a Mac Pro or Xserve.
     
  3. reh macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/specs.html
     
  4. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OMG Really? Does that mean that if I buy an iMac or Mac Mini I can run OS X Server? (Is OS X Server just like the normal flavor of OSX but just with added features? Like can it browse the internet/do home user features+server features at the same time?)
     
  5. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Basically OS X Server has most of the same applications, just with a much more server-related feature set. It also has things like Podcast producer, and it runs an iCal server, that sort of thing. I dont think it comes with iLife, but Safari is certainly available. I wouldnt recommend anything below a Intel machine (Technically, you could put it on a G4, but I wouldn't).
     
  6. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    Had it running on a G4 PowerBook 1.5Ghz. It was slow, but it did the job :)
     
  7. stuarthatto macrumors regular

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    Maybe I am being dumb here, but why would you pay an ADDITIONAL $499 for OS X Server when you can get everything it does as a server for free with BSD or Linux/Ubuntu?

    I don't get it - why so excited you can run a server OS on an iMac?
     
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    I'm running Leopard Server on a first generation Intel Mini now. While I really enjoy the remote administration tools, I only use it as a DNS and file server.
     
  9. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't know. It sounds really cool from the site. Lol. :) :\
     

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