Register / Login
OS X Server Lion?
posted 5 years ago
I have a MacBook Pro and an Intel based iMac... Heard a fellow co-worker tell me that he installed OS X Lion Server on his machine just so he can install Oracle 11g and Oracle Application Server.
Been considering installing OS X Lion Server on both of my machines with the intention of having my iMac as a dedicated server.
My question is that I use both computers for general purpose computing (word processing, mail, ical, keynote, etc) but also develop software (
, Eclipse, etc).
Would installing OS X Server Lion be an overkill (meaning is it just server software but people can't use it for other purposes such as iTunes and playing video games)?
If I did a Time Machine backup and reformatted both computers to be using OS X Server Lion would the previous Time Machine back up from just OS X Lion and OS X Snow Leopard restore everything for me?
Also, is OS X Server just OS X with some cool server applications running on it (along with UI for these server apps) or is it a completely different beast (incompatible with lots of apps)?
Would appreciate some thoughts and feedback.
Is Mac part of the nix family?
Parallels vs. VMware Fusion vs. BootCamp
Need Your Recommendatino to Purchase a New PC for Home Use
JDK 1.6 on OS X Leopard?
which Linux servers?