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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XServe what?
by spiderman on Fri 5th Nov 2010 15:07 UTC
spiderman
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2008-10-23

Never heard about Xserve and I have dealt with a lot of servers (AIX, Solaris, linux, Windows, and even HPUX)
I learn about it in this article announcing its death. I guess I didn't miss anything then. From the comments it looks like it wasn't that great anyway.

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RE: XServe what?
by s_groening on Fri 5th Nov 2010 16:41 in reply to "XServe what?"
s_groening Member since:
2005-12-13

Never heard about Xserve and I have dealt with a lot of servers (AIX, Solaris, linux, Windows, and even HPUX)
I learn about it in this article announcing its death. I guess I didn't miss anything then. From the comments it looks like it wasn't that great anyway.


You'd probably not even be able to boot any of those on an Xserve anyhow, due to EFI and Apple's proprietary firmwares here and there, that lock out almost anything but Mac OS X from running on these boxes (with the exception of Linux with EFI support compiled in + a great deal of messing about with making it all boot) ...

I've worked with Xserves since the Dual PPC G5 days and it's been an utter joy! Efficient, beautiful and great designed (even for a 1U server). Haven't had a failure on any of the three that I've worked with - and the same thing counts for the Xserve RAID that's just as old as the oldest Xserve, but keeps humming along nicely for simple file serving needs!

The quality's actually good, but software/OS flexibility is somewhat limited.

I guess I'll be moving to Linux for new servers ...

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