Server vs. file sharing
September 22, 2011 12:03 PM Subscribe
What's the difference between setting up a Mac OS X server and turning on file sharing on a regular Mac?
posted by hapticactionnetwork to technology (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm not even sure if this question makes sense, I'm remarkably unversed in the networking/servering/etc of Macs (and computers in general).
I work in a small office where we share a lot of files pretty much constantly. Right now, people end up passing around a lot of flash drives when they need to get a file someone else has. I'm looking into ways to make our workplace not quite so ridiculous.
I was looking at this
and it looks like a possible solution to our problem, to buy a mac mini and set it up as a server. But what's the difference between doing that, and just turning on all the file sharing stuff on one of the computers we already use?
I'm totally open to specific answers, as well as more general "read this to understand servers" answers.
Thanks a lot.