Steve Jobs on Xserve cancellation: ‘Hardly anybody was buying them’

Apple Steve Jobs has reportedly responded to an Xserve user who lamented the cancellation of the product via email:

Full article (in French) here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Sean P.” and “Jax44” for the heads up.]


  1. It’s easy: 10.7 server will be licensed to run on any other server platform such as HP, IBM servers, even Cisco’s UCS solution.

    Then they can ditch those xserves and focus on the software ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. @Derek Currie,

    On the internets forward slash followed by an “s” is often an indication of exaggeration and or sarcasm.

    I’m sorry you missed the memo.

    I was being sarcastic when I indicated that Microsoft were backward compatible with the antiquated DOS operating system. I was also exaggerating when I snarkily, tongue in cheek, implied that said operating system, DOS, was from the 1970’s. I believe it is from the early 80’s. Or in other words, it was all a joke…sometimes indicated with the abbreviation “jk” on the internets.

  3. Mini Server is not powerful enough and cannot be truly clustered. Mac Pro is powerful enough, but will take 12 rack units instead of the 1 rack unit the Xserve takes.

    Answer, Mr. Steve, redesign the outer chassis for the Mac Pro to house the internal components in a 2U or 3U form factor. Use all the same components. You should be able to fit everything, lose nothing, add a second internal power supply and there you have it. Call it the Mac Pro Xserve. Problem solved, little cost. You have already done all the R&D. It’s just Tetris and a little more work for the air flow guys.

    Make everyone happy. You will sell more of them if they have more storage at a reasonable cost. Still gotta deal with the onsite support, but I guess that is what UniSys is about, huh?

  4. OT: To JerryT: “On the internets forward slash followed by an “s” is often an indication of exaggeration and or sarcasm.”

    Apologies. I use /s myself. I tend to get unobservant on the webtubes when I’m up late and all (-_o).

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