The Mac Pro dream is now dead at least for now thanks to Apple switching to their own processors. I initially wanted to buy a Mac Pro to replace my unstable Hackintosh. However, Apple decided to ditch Intel. As a result, it would be completely foolish to buy an expensive workstation that would become obsolete in two years. With that, I decided to update my home network to not only have a hypervisor server, which will host various servers and home lab, but also the wired and wireless network.
For awhile now, I have been thinking about getting a Mac mini as a home server since my WD Mycloud isn’t cutting it anymore. Before I moved, I used an old 2007 Dell desktop as a home server, which ran Windows Server 2012 Essentials. While it did the job as it serves as an active domain controller, file server, Bittorrent and other things, I wanted a low power server. With that, I decided on the Mac mini.