I'm planning to buy a Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server and I have the following questions:
If I'm running the server at home, and my ADSL modem disconnects and then connects again, do I have the same IP address?
In other terms, if disconnections happen when I'm not at home, can I still easily access to my server?
1b. Might I have trouble if I run a server at home (just for me and few friends)? Let's say I have a normal ADSL connection.. if I run Snow Leopard Server, is the connection going to be unstable.. or might I have any other problems with it?
Can I play music from my server with iTunes without copying it onto my laptop? I know I can sync iTunes on several Macs, but instead of syncing (and having multiple copies of files) can I just play the music directly from the server with my laptop iTunes (without a local copy)?
Can I sync the Mac mini and MacBook iTunes remotely? If I'm not at home?
Can I sync calendars without MobileMe?
Can I play videos from the server filesystem? Let's say I have some MPEG videos in a server folder, can I play them via streaming to my laptop if I'm not at home?
Is Mac mini quiet enough to run in my bedroom when I'm asleep?
Can I use Snow Leopard Server as a normal desktop OS? I mean, is there something I cannot do with OS X Server, and I can with OS X?
Can I access to the desktop of my Snow Leopard Server from my laptop? Can I control it remotely if I'm not at home?