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On Jul 5, 2011, at 21:06, email@hidden wrote: > > With iTools/.Mac/MobileMe getting rid of a lot of their services, and with OSX 10.7 Server being a super easy (and cheap) download and install for anyone who wants it, I wonder if Apple's intention is to make/allow home users to host their own web & mail & photo gallery services on their own home hardware for the outside world to access. Maybe there's going to be some kind of redirection of services or DynDNS integration? > As others have pointed out, the answer is: "because of iCloud". Apple's idea is that you keep your data in a 'central' place (and one that they can manage for you ...) and have all your appliances connect to it. This is a great idea for everyone who couldn't care less - about what data are where and who may (intentionally or not) have access to it, but for others, especially companies, it is *the* big problem. Imagine a bank keeping its data (not necesarily the mony-data itself, but anything else) in a cloud outside their firewall! No way! No, I'm quite sure that Apple is heading the way that all their devices are 'good clients' (in ternms of connectivity) rather than being servers. The 'servers' they have are more for managing all these clients centrally, but I'm quite sure that even the 'server' version will dissapear - after they figured out how to replace it with something easy to use from any of the clients. In other words, they'll put the server functions into the iCloud and give you a nice GUI (which will drive us admins crazy) to manage all your devices from anywhere. I guess we (unix-) admins will have to figure out how to set up linux boxes to act as central servers (linux-cloud) for our macs if we want to keep full control of our data ... > I know it's a crazy thought, but with Mac Mini servers as small and affordable as they are, and 10.7 Server as affordable and easy to get, and the demise of MobileMe... I'm just trying to do the impossible and read Steve's mind. > Hmm, may be he is thinking: 'keep it simple and easy for the big mass"? -Robert Dept. Mathematik und Informatik tel +41 (0)61 267 14 66 Universität Basel fax. +41 (0)61 267 14 61 Robert Frank Klingelbergstrasse 50 email@hidden CH-4056 Basel Switzerland http://www.informatik.unibas.ch/personen/frank_r.html _______________________________________________ Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored. Macos-x-server mailing list (email@hidden) Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription: This email sent to email@hidden
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