Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 13:10 UTC
Apple It's the end of the line for Apple's line of servers, the Xserve. The Cupertino giant has just announced that the Xserve line (no more future models, either) will no longer be sold after January 31, 2011, and advises people interested in Mac OS X Server to buy either a Mac Mini or a Mac Pro with Snow Leopard Server installed.
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sarahannalien
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2009-05-07

We develop enterprise Java applications on multiple platforms, and deploy them on XServe (and one ancient Mac Mini). Now, Apple is abandoning both Java and XServe. My office desktop Mac will be gone within a year, I'm guessing... and I'll probably start winding down my home Mac usage too, most likely transitioning to Ubuntu or one of the BSD's over the next couple of years.

It's sad, Apple and I have had a good run... but Steve has decided he wants a shiny consumer electronics company... and is taking the company in directions that don't suit my needs, or the needs of my organization. The walled garden, curated computing, fascist/authoritarian/pseudo-arbitrary application approval required world he's building isn't where I need or want to be.

Oh well. These things happen, I suppose. :-(

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kloty Member since:
2005-07-07

same thing here. I'm java developer for a start-up, love my mac, but current politics of Apple are very different from the one, which attracted me when I became a Mac user 10 years ago. Their Think Different and my Think Different are different now.

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