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Why IT Won't Like Mac OS X Lion Server 341

Posted by CmdrTaco
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snydeq writes "InfoWorld's John Rizzo sees Mac OS X Lion Server as a downgrade that may prompt a move to Windows Server. 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server adds innovative features and a new low price tag, but cuts in services and the elimination of advanced GUI administration tools may force some enterprise departments to think twice about the role of Mac servers on their networks,' Rizzo writes. 'Looking more deeply inside Lion Server, it's impossible to avoid the conclusion that Lion Server is not built for those of us in IT. The $50 price tag — down from $500 — is the first clue that Lion Server trying to be a server for the consumer. But the ironic part for IT administrators is that Lion Server actually requires a greater degree of technical knowledge than its predecessors.'"
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Why IT Won't Like Mac OS X Lion Server

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  • by PC and Sony Fanboy (1248258) on Monday July 25, 2011 @01:26PM (#36872944) Journal

    The whole premise of this article is bunk.

    No, the reinforcement of the premise is bunk. IT departments will still hate 10.7, if for the only reason they've always hated OSX - not for stability or user-friendlyness, but for the simple fact that having an apple backend will draw hipster know-nothings to apply to work at their company.

  • by hazem (472289) on Monday July 25, 2011 @05:48PM (#36876286) Journal

    This reminds me...

    Working for a university once, there was a dispute over whether our department should get to keep a small closet of a room during a department change. In order to make the room look busy and important, I built a "Beowulf" cluster of stacks of 486 machines. I made sure the disk activity lights and network switch were visible from the window in the door and then had the machines randomly requesting 1 kb files from each other. All the activity lights looked really impressive. And we got to keep the room for a year.

    Looking back, I should feel lucky I didn't accidentally create skynet.

Real computer scientists don't comment their code. The identifiers are so long they can't afford the disk space.