Mac Mini/Any Mac or Mac Mini server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by PreetinderBajwa, May 20, 2010.

  1. PreetinderBajwa macrumors regular

    May 30, 2009
    Hi Everyone,

    I have toyed with the idea of Mac Mini server at home. This is because we have 4 laptops, 2 iPads and , 2 iPhones , 1 Nexus One and 4 iPods. The laptops are a mix, I 2 dedicated Windows, 2 Macs with Windows (1 Bootcamp and 1 Parallels).

    I have been trying to toy with the idea of getting a Mac Mini Server and using one instance of software installation and accessing through thin client - or something like that.

    1. Can you please advise if this is a logical route to take and/or possible. Plus does it really lower my TCO at home......

    2. What could be a thin client..... do I still have to buy the full machines and then strip them down to leverage the Server OSX ?

    3. Even though everyone accesses the server, is t possible to maintain user privacy, like emails, downloads etc ?

    4. Could one user be logged into Mac OSX and the other user into Win bootcamp simultaneously ?

    And practically speaking is this choice a bad idea ?

    Your ideas and suggestions are welcome.



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