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OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies by John Rizzo

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Chapter 1

Mountain Lion Server: An Overview

In This Chapter

arrow Answering the burning question: Why do I need a server?

arrow Discovering what you can do with Mountain Lion Server

arrow Setting up and managing with the Server application

For $20, you could buy a pair of movie tickets, or a good pizza, or a week’s worth of dry cleaning.

$20 could also buy you an array of services: file sharing, calendaring, contact management, web, e-mail, instant messaging, device management, and more. The $20 Mountain Lion Server is versatile enough to support Macs, Windows PCs, and iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices. It will work at home as well as in a network of hundreds of devices.

Mountain Lion Server is reliable, built on the solid foundation of Unix. At the same time, it has the ease of use of a Macintosh. Anyone can set it up, get it running, and manage it. Seriously technical professionals will find tools for the kind of configuration customization that they’re accustomed to.

So should you spend the $20? This chapter gives you reasons why you should. And if you already gave up a pizza for Mountain Lion Server, this chapter will help you decide what to use it for.

You now manage Mountain Lion Server ...

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