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Xserve

(1) See X server.

(2) An earlier Mac network server from Apple, introduced in 2002 and discontinued in January 2011. The Xserve was a rack-mounted (1U) computer geared for back office and datacenter operation. The first model included a graphics card and optical drive, but they were dropped in the second-generation Xserve Cluster Node intended for server farms. Xserve models were powered by G4 and G5 PowerPC CPUs and later Intel Xeon chips.

Although Apple eliminated the Xserve line, software from Apple can turn any Mac into a server (see OS X Server). See Macintosh models.
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Ruffling through Apple's news archives over 11 years ago to the second quarter of 2007 - the last quarter before iPhone sales were recorded - we'll see a completely different picture: Apple's desktops and portables segments (the former includes iMac, eMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, PowerMac and Xserve products, while the latter comprises MacBook, iBook, MacBook Pro and PowerBook offerings) had a combined 42.7 per cent, or 17 per cent ($914 million) and 25.7 per cent ($1.35 billion), respectively, of the $5.26 billion revenue total (that's $6.4 billion in today's dollars).
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(a) Includes iMac, eMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, Power Mac, and Xserve product lines.
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