With Mac OS X 10.2’s imminent release, there’s another change right around the corner, too —
Mac OS X Server v10.2, the latest major version of Apple’s “industrial-strength server platform.” To help highlight Mac OS X Server v10.2’s features, Apple has posted downloadable technology briefs on its Web site.
The briefs outline specific areas of Mac OS X Server v10.2 technology, including File Services and Print Services, which allow the server to share files and printers between clients running different operating systems; Open Directory, Mac OS X Server v10.2’s LDAPv3-derived directory information architecture; Workgroup Manager, which offers directory-based user, group and computer management; NetBoot, which enables networked Macs to boot from a common disk image; and Network Install, which offers distribution and installation of a common disk image to multiple computers.
Each brief is available for download in Portable Document Format (PDF). More general information about how each technology works is also available from the Mac OS X Server v10.2 Web pages.