Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Feb 2011 20:26 UTC
Mac OS X Earlier this week, Apple released the first developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. At the same time, Apple listed a number of new features we hadn't yet heard about, which are quite interesting. There are two themes: bringing iOS to Mac OS X, and adding features other operating systems have had for ages - except in such a way that you can actually use them. Update: Fixed that scrolling thing. It's the other way around of course.
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Comment by FunkyELF
by FunkyELF on Mon 28th Feb 2011 17:01 UTC
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

This means you can set up any Mac you already own as a server, without having to buy a separate package.


Lol... Apple is like the mobile phone companies.
They sell you something locked down and sell you access your own hardware.

What the hell is a "server" nowadays anyway vs. a client on a Unix based OS? What does the "server" package give you? Do you have to pay Apple $50 to open port 80?

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RE: Comment by FunkyELF
by apoclypse on Mon 28th Feb 2011 17:07 in reply to "Comment by FunkyELF"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

The only thing Apple was selling as its gui tools for server administration, which no self respecting unix admin would bother using anyway. Plain ol Mac OSX can run as a server, no problem. You just have to know what you are doing. Other thana a few included packages which you could download an compile yourself anyway, its not really anything to write home about. Apple didn't lock anything down, unlike MS with Windows Home and Professional/ultimate. I mean if you are going to get on Apple get on Microsoft too.

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RE[2]: Comment by FunkyELF
by mrstep on Mon 28th Feb 2011 19:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by FunkyELF"
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

Lol. Yep, they've certainly never had a 'we'll only unlock a few of your CPU cores unless you pay more for the more expensive OS' crud anyway. (Ditto filesystem versioning features, encryption, etc.)

As for is there anything worth paying for - sounds like you don't have to, you just don't turn on / install some extra admin tools if you're not going to need them. That's fine.

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