Old Mac Pro as Server

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TCrowe, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. TCrowe macrumors member

    TCrowe

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    My old Mac Pro is not being used any longer so I want to turn it into a server. I believe I will run either Ubuntu or Debian on it. What I am wondering is how to hook it up so that it will use my Airport Extreme (2011 version) and will be able to network with my iMac should I decide to do that.

    Now, I need to learn more about servers as I am now using managed VPS for my auction and image sales websites and want to get equipped to manage my own VPS or Dedicated server. The Mac Pro will cost me nothing as I will be using the standard server OS such as Debian or Ubuntu and that should teach me what I need to know. Always open for suggestions.
     
  2. AidenShaw macrumors P6

    AidenShaw

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    Suggestion: Buy a NUC ( https://www.neweggbusiness.com/prod...ATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=intel+nuc+i5 ) for $350 - which is better supported and will probably cost less than the price of electricity for the Mac Pro for one year.
     
  3. TCrowe thread starter macrumors member

    TCrowe

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    I'm just learning and am not sure what I will ultimately decide to do. For now I just want to work with the language and software so the MP will do nicely. You are on the right track however, a server (private or meshed) is kind of what I am thinking of in the long term.
     

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