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I am looking at getting the Mac Mini Server to connect to my HD TV, to use as a back up device for photos/video/music and file sharing between my Macbook and my PCs. my question is can i install video and photo editing software on the server, connect and keyboard and mouse, and use it like a primary computer?
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I am looking at getting the Mac Mini Server to connect to my HD TV, to use as a back up device for photos/video/music and file sharing between my Macbook and my PCs. my question is can i install video and photo editing software on the server, connect and keyboard and mouse, and use it like a primary computer?
If you want to use this Mac-mini like a "primary computer"...Why do you want to buy a "Mac-mini server"...why not just buy the less expensive "regular" Mac-mini"?

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Have a feeling you don't really want the server version. The server version of OS X is aimed at enterprise and business users. Everything you are talking about can be done in the client version.

Here is the question asked at macrumors I found when I was thinking about it a few months ago. Start from the beginning, but pay specific attention once you get around post 13.

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Thanks, bobtomay. I need to do a little more research on what the SL client version can do. I think it may do all that I need. After reading that thread, i can tell that the server version is not for me. I appreciate your response!
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