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Should also ask about Lion Server
Authored by: fracai on Jun 16, '11 09:23:44AM
The page you linked to is all about upgrading. The reports I'd heard up to WWDC indicated that the server features would be free with Lion. After WWDC, and announced there, this changed to Lion Server being a $49.99 add-on to Lion. The server page indicates this as well.
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Should also ask about Lion Server
Authored by: Unsoluble on Jun 16, '11 11:45:00AM
Yeah, except that it's a little odd that there isn't any mention anywhere on apple.com of how to buy it without upgrading, which is sort of implying that that's the only path you can take. Indeed, the page I linked is simply called "How to Buy".

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Should also ask about Lion Server
Authored by: leamanc on Jun 16, '11 01:27:55PM

I haven't looked at that page, but I can say with certainty you will be able to get Lion Server without Snow Leopard server by buying Lion from the App Store, and then buying the Lion Server "add-on app" afterwards.

Early on (like with the first developer build of Lion), there was only one installer app, and it could be either Lion or Lion Server, whichever you chose. That would have been nice if they kept it all-in-one, for one price, but alas this is not the case.



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Should also ask about Lion Server
Authored by: zane on Jun 16, '11 04:47:22PM
Looking at the How-to-Buy page, I get the impression that because it is aimed at Server users, it is simply worded as such. The statement "You’ll need Snow Leopard Server v10.6.6 or later to purchase Lion and Lion Server" seems only to mean that you need the 10.6.6 update before upgrading, hence the prompt in Step 2 to run Software Update. Otherwise they would explicitly state that you need to purchase SLS first, which they don't. Step 3 implies that you simply purchase Lion and Lion Server from the App Store, just as you would if you were a Snow Leopard Client user.

I do agree that the page above is somewhat confusing and am not surprised at your concern, but would be willing to bet that a Lion and Lion Server purchase is all that is required to run Server 10.7, regardless of what you're running now.

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