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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I have no idea what "port to the new machines" means?!?

He means that once OS X, say snow leopard, came out and they released new server hardware, they never updated, say, tiger drivers for the new hardware. So you couldn't maintain a standard baseline of running Tiger on all your servers. Kinda like how some Vista-era desktops/laptops just did not have XP drivers. If you wanted to standardize your desktop image on XP you couldn't. Or that's how I read it, I don't have direct experience.

That being said, I've only seen one Xserve at work. Bought to support iPhone development since you can't f-ing use anything other than OS X for that.

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