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    tri booting, which platform

    currently my old dell server is on it's last legs, running for last 5 years 24/7
    it is currently duel booting xp and linux (need xp for itunes for itouch but that is another questions)

    i am thinking of getting a new computer and having it tri booting (xp, linux, osx) but do i
    get a pc and buy osx and try and install all three (have read around how you can install osx onto pc hardware)

    or buy a mac, install xp, and linux.....

    (i have tried running vm images of xp in linux but struggle to get itunes to install....)

    any thoughts welcome
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    I'm not an expert on this, however I would say that to be "Legal" you will need to purchase a Mac and either triple boot (bootcamp) or use VM's to run XP and Linux. I would think that the iTunes and iTouch will work in OS X, as they're parts of an Apple product. Also you may have to consider getting Windows 7 unless you can find a copy of XP (or get your current one actvated on the new PC).

    Have a great day
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    currently my old dell server is on it's last legs, running for last 5 years 24/7
    So you are finally fessing up to being responsible for global warming?



    Have you considered:

    1. Turn it off
    2. Clean it out
    3. Increase RAM
    4. Replace fans
    5. Replace CPU heatsink and thermal compound (use silver)

    I am curious as to why you would want OS-X on a "server"?

    Is this just your "main PC"?

    I am looking at your best ROCE/ROCI or "bang per buck" here.

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    Perhaps I could turn her off more often
    I do clean and lube up the fan regularly although always fairly clean.
    It is kind ok a main pc as in it is a server which I use. I use webmin to manage it and it lives under the stairs so I rarely have physical contact. It has as much ram as dell will allow me to cram on the mb.
    And I would do everything ligit
    I have xp and Linux so prob buy mac???
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    Hi,

    To stay legit you would have to buy an Apple computer. I am wondering if this is such a good idea for a server.....what advantage do you see in doing this given that you already have Linux and Windows.

    As far as I know the Mac server software is called "Snow Leopard", is 64bit and costs around $500

    As it is Unix based, I wonder what it would give you that you don't already have?

    I don't see anything technically wrong with what you are suggesting, but I can't say I know of anyone running an Apple server for a PC network. In this part of the World I think it is the cost and lack of support that influences things.

    Sure, there are people with Apple laptop clients on their networks, but not servers.

    Mind you, I don't have any dealings with publishing, advertising, design or other specialist sectors, so it isn't really that surprising that I haven't come across one.

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    better the devil you know then
    well i think it was the fact i had rose tinted glasses when i entered the apple store!!!

    the system i have works so prob best not to mess it all up

    i do not need any 'special' server software
    i use abyss which covers all my needs easily and this works on mac's too
    and ssh plus webmin to manage it

    it is only a very simple website!
    like life, this is a test

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