Runnin a server on macbook ?

XPcentric

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Oct 16, 2008
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What do you think is better in order to keep my macbook life longer:

to run a webserver on a mac or
to buy a windows laptop and run a server ?

The server will not load too many processes but will run continuously.
 

regieferg

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Jul 21, 2010
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if you have an extra computer(personal use) i do beleve so.
when i get my mac my pc may be used as a server instead of my power hog desktop(old).

I dont know if you can run server on regular mac os x but buy server edition. or use windows server or ubuntu server.

recomend getting update on ram and you would be good.( not needed but better preformence).
 

C64

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Sep 3, 2008
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You probably won't have any problems when you're running a server on it. It's still good to let the battery drain every once in a while, so just be sure to reconnect the power in time if downtime is a problem.
 

BiggAW

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Jun 19, 2010
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If its just to mess around with/ learn on, they are plenty powerful enough to be a server. I was running an iBook as a file server, and while it didn't work out in the end, the machine had plenty of power for the job- and that was a G4.
 

Tharian

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Apr 24, 2009
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Sounds like running a server 24/7 should be ok. How about running it 24/7 at 100% doing folding@home?cIt seems like it's ok, but the fans are running at max all the time.

…not to hijack the thread.

-d
 
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