Apple Developer Connection (ADC) has shipped, as of April 2, Mac OS X Server 2.0 beta to its Select and Premier members.
“Needless to say this is a Very Good Thing as admin-type persons like me need this software to review and prepare for implementation over the coming months,” an information technology manager who asked to remain anonymous told MacCentral. “I for one am looking forward to replacing my crappy NT version 4.0 servers in a few areas with Mac OS X boxes running great server software. OS X clients cannot work directly with Services for Macintosh under the older NT 4.x and I am NOT going to be upgrading these machines to Win2k.”
Mac OS X Server is designed to combine the strengths of AppleShare IP with the power of Mac OS X, integrating services for file sharing, Internet and Web serving, networking, client management, email — and more. For details, go to the
Mac OS X Server Web site.
The ADC Select membership (US$500 per year) includes ongoing access to the ADC Seeding Program, technical support, a monthly mailing including the Developer CD Series, and more. The ADC Premier membership ($3500 per year) includes ongoing access to the ADC Seeding Program, Technical Support, discounts on Macintosh hardware, a monthly mailing including the Developer CD Series, and more. More info can be found at the
ADC registration Web site.