OS X Server compared with OS X

nerveosu

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Sep 17, 2001
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I was checking around and OS X server is cheap for educational faculty and staff. So maybe I will just get os x server.

Does server run/do everything that OS X does... are there and differcences between os x and os x server... besides the added on server tools in server?

Has anyone put os x server on and iMac DV. It dosen't list it as supported, but I might try and put it on one,

Thanks, bill
 

Rower_CPU

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OS X Server is OS X plus the extra services and applications you need to run a server easily.

OS X already has Apache on it and can be used as a Web/File server, if that's your goal.

Just curious as to why you think Server would be better for you...?
 

ShaolinMiddleFinger

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Re: Ummm...

Originally posted by MacAztec
Why dont your just get Jaguar? Its only like 65 bucks for education people.
You're off by 4 bucks.... it's $69. It's worth it for that price, though
 

Rower_CPU

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Originally posted by pgwalsh
How easy is OS X Server to use compared to competitive products?
My only other experience is on Win2K server...and judging on that basis, OS X Server practically sets itself up.

The GUI tools are great, security right out of the box is tight and stability is awesome.

We've only had one issue with it since we got it two years ago, and I think that might be related to one of the recent software updates. The fix is easy and quick, though.:)
 

nerveosu

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i already have os x set up for a server.

I am already using mysql/php with os x for my web site... but I am interested in the mail features in os x. I really don't want to dive to deep into imap mail admin aswell as some other secrurity gui related stuff for my piece of mind.

-bill
 

pgwalsh

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Has anyone used WebObjects with OS X Server and if yes, what is it like? Does it have pre built components? Do you need to know Java really well to use it?
 

gbojim

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Originally posted by pgwalsh
Has anyone used WebObjects with OS X Server and if yes, what is it like? Does it have pre built components? Do you need to know Java really well to use it?
I have WebObjects running on OS X Server on an XServer and the performance is awesome. I'm not sure what you mean by pre built components. You don't have to know much about java at all to administer it. If you are developing, the amount you need to know depends on the complexity of what you are trying to achieve. For straight up database work, you can actually get the app up without writing a single line of code. If you need to manipulate data, you need to write the code to do that.
 
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