Wasn't Lion server supposed to be free?

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  1. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

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    I recall that when Lion was first announced (Correct me if i'm wrong), that they said that the server part was going to be free. According to Apple's site, they're going to charge for it: http://www.apple.com/macosx/server/

    Why have they changed this stance?

    This kind of sucks, since we have a Mac Mini media server in our home and it would have been good to play around with. Oh well.
     
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    I don't remember them saying it was going to be free. Only part of an add on.
     
  3. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    Earlier this year the Lion page read "Mac OS X Server is now part of Mac OS X Lion."

    I believe they are charging for it because of the low price of Lion.
     
  4. Jamie0003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Still, why charge so much?
     
  5. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    because people who need Server are willing to pay. it's not that much either compared to other sever packages
     
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  7. aristobrat, Jul 6, 2011
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    aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? Snow Leopard Server costs US$499. Lion Server costs US$49 (plus the cost of US$29 for Lion, which you need to buy Lion Server). Significant price reduction there, IMO. :)
     

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  8. Jamie0003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah lol
     
  9. Sfac macrumors newbie

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    Thats because its supposed to be 499+29+49!
     
  10. TEG macrumors 604

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    Except they are allowing anyone to buy Lion Server, you don't have to have Snow Leopard Server. However, if you have Snow Leopard Server, you can go directly to Lion Server.

    TEG
     
  11. MacsRgr8, Jul 7, 2011
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    I am sure that if you want to install the Server Add-ons on a Lion pre-installed Mac, it still will only be a $ 49 charge.
    Not sure about the non-Server 10.6.x installs... pretty sure that even then the 10.7 Server would only cost $ 29 + 49.

    Unbelievably cheap. :cool: :apple:
     
  12. bluetick macrumors member

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    Considering the fact of Xsan license being included for free in 10.7, the price reduction is nothing but tremendous (Xsan 2 is currently priced $999).
     

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