OS X Lion

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by SdPunk, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. SdPunk macrumors member

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    If and I say if, OS X Lion has the server integration in it; who is going to run their non-server mini as a server?

    I figured I would turn my 2010 Mini into a server once the Mini refresh comes out. This will be really cool without having to dish out a lot of cash.

    Any thoughts?:D
     
  2. saulinpa macrumors 6502

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    A blurb on 9to5mac says that server will have to be bought from the App store. No price yet.
     
  3. talmy macrumors 601

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    Most of the server functionality an individual might want is already in the "client" version. OS X server isn't easy to set up. I wouldn't recommend it, even if free, unless the added features are necessary or one wants it for the education.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    This is very true. Many Macs have been used as web servers and mail hosts all from the non-server version of OS X.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    OSX (10.6) already has the functionality to run server processes, you just need to configure them using the CLI. you can download various server components from the net and have a fully functioning server if you wish, right now.
     
  6. SdPunk thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey all, thanks for the replies. Sorry, I haven't been able to make it back until now. Personally, I would like only these functions from the Server:

    1.Remote access to files while I am out (using my iPad, iPhone, or MacBook Pro)
    2.Centralized location to keep files (we run two businesses from home)
    3.Ability to sync Mail and Calendars
    4.Host a Wiki to keep my employees up-to-date and exchange information


    These are pretty much all I need it for and what I have read that Snow Leopard Server can do. I thought (correct me if I'm wrong) that the server version in Lion was supposed to be more user friendly or more so a "lite" server version?

    Thanks for you input everyone.
     

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