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While this story is a bit old, some of you probably still don't know. Apple has changed the end user agreement in the server version of Leopard to state that it can now be run in a Virtual Machine. Being able to run multiple servers on one Xserve may also lead to companies choosing a real server machine over a Mac Pro with OS X Server installed. This also means that there could be a Xserve update soon. It takes a lot of horsepower to run multiple servers on one Xserve.

 

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Apple has changed the end user agreement in the server version of Leopard to state that it can now be run in a Virtual Machine.

 

This implies you can run Leopard Server unhacked on a generic PC.

 

What exactly did they say?

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It says and I quote:

 

"This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Mac OS X Server software (the "Mac OS X Server Software") on a single Apple-labeled computer. You may also install and use other copies of Mac OS X Server Software on the same Apple-labeled computer, provided that you acquire an individual and valid license from Apple for each of these other copies of Mac OS X Server Software."

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You totally missed the point:

 

"This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Mac OS X Server software (the "Mac OS X Server Software") on a single Apple-labeled computer. You may also install and use other copies of Mac OS X Server Software on the same Apple-labeled computer, provided that you acquire an individual and valid license from Apple for each of these other copies of Mac OS X Server Software."

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Very good!

 

Hackintosh+Leo Server(virtualized) means a lot of good services running on a cheap x86 machine (maybe a good sse2) on one of the less "cracked" platform around.

Sftp,smtp,Ftp,DNS....mmmhh.Delicious!

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You totally missed the point:

 

"This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Mac OS X Server software (the "Mac OS X Server Software") on a single Apple-labeled computer. You may also install and use other copies of Mac OS X Server Software on the same Apple-labeled computer, provided that you acquire an individual and valid license from Apple for each of these other copies of Mac OS X Server Software."

 

Ok, so the license does not really tell us exactly what the mechanism of running multiple copies of OS X Server on a Mac is supposed to be. I wonder if they have built visualization into OS X Server itself, so like the first installation is like a master installation over which can run virtual OS X Server machines.

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