If I want to run FM server on Windows do I really need a Windows server version?
Or can I run the FM server software on a Windows 10 machine?
In short: yes.
FMi has supported FMS on workstation OSes but with the caveat that it should only be used for development, not production.
So, considering this, the Mac mini running OS X 10.10.x is a better choice for small work groups?
As there seems to be quite a price difference between a Dell windows server and a 16GB Mac mini with a Thunderbolt La cie 2 big disk system.
We are talking about 5 to 10 people here.
The price difference between an entry-level Dell server and a new Mac Mini is not that big. The price difference buys you a certain amount of scalability. Mac Minis have no expandability. Whereas with just a little more money you can buy a Dell server that can grow with the organization longer (ability to add more RAM, add processor / change processors ).
Once you start adding a thunderbolt disk system to the Mac Minis then you are probably going to end up more expensive than a decent Dell server and will still not be able to add RAM or processing power down the road.
Thank you Wim
I don't think that scalability is an issue here.
What your are saying indicates that you are experiencing a different price structure than what we have over here.
But it also gives me a reason to look closer at this and look at products from different vendors as well. Like perhaps HP and others.
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