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difference between server 10.2 and 10.3 ???
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mastermind trev
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Jul 5, 2004, 03:47 PM
 
Debating between a new xserve G5 and a older/openbox/refurbed xserve G4 (which are now quite affordable).

I have no experience with OSX server at all.. just wondering if the newer Panther server and a G5 processor is worth the premium ???

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Jul 5, 2004, 11:55 PM
 
Could you describe what you want to do?
What are the services you want to offer?

Otherwise we cannot answer this question.
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Jul 6, 2004, 06:35 PM
 
Originally posted by mastermind trev:
Debating between a new xserve G5 and a older/openbox/refurbed xserve G4 (which are now quite affordable).

I have no experience with OSX server at all.. just wondering if the newer Panther server and a G5 processor is worth the premium ???

trev
10.3 server has TONS of improvements over 10.2. Manageability is a lot better, configuration is a lot easier, and the versions of all the tools (Perl, PHP, MySQL, etc.) are all newer. Upgrading these tools on your own (say, in 10.2) to get versions that aren't 2 years old will break all the GUI tools.

So... I unhesitatingly recommend 10.3 server over 10.2 server.

A G5 server is faster than a G4 server. Whether that's important for your use case is up to you. But... again... make sure you use Panther Server over Jag Server. NO question here.
     
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Jul 8, 2004, 11:40 AM
 
thanks for the advice !!!!!!

yes, just looking for a machine to be a web/ftp server for a couple fairly small, low hit web sites... but it would be nice to have something that's plenty fast and feature rich in case we want to do something more with it.

had an old powermac 8100/110 with a sonnett 400mhz g3 accel card in it, so i downloaded a copy of WebTen to run under os9.... although fine as an ftp server it was a bit slow for hosting a web site...... actually it was a lot slow!

thanks for the help!

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