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.
Thread beginning with comment 448657
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
TheGZeus
Member since:
2010-05-19

My guess is they're just pulling out of a market in which they didn't belong.
Any serious admin scoffs at their server product harder than Windows Server.

FreeBSD on server, Debian on workstation. Done.

Reply Parent Score: 1

nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


Any serious admin scoffs at their server product harder than Windows Server.


Any serious admin doesn't hold onto security views from 2000.

Windows Server 2008 will have a better security record this year than RHEL.

A lot of serious admins had their Linux servers hacked thanks to those recent kernel exploits.

http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/70907.html?wlc=1288978338

http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/linux-kernel-flaw-coughs-root-rig...

Scoff away.

Reply Parent Score: 4

Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24


Windows Server 2008 will have a better security record this year than RHEL.

I'm curious, how is this established? I've seen a lots of critical updates for Windows 2008 Server this year, here was the first link I found when googling:

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/09/microsoft-patch-tuesd...

Contains 3 critical and two important patches relevant to Server 2008, which concerns Remote Code Execution, and Elevation of Privilege. And this was ONE patch tuesday update, something tells me there's more.

Reply Parent Score: 3

polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

That's hysterical. You don't actually work at a business, do you? While your scenario may be used in some places, I highly doubt (after being an IT consultant for years) that it's the norm.

Reply Parent Score: 2