Objective Development has announced a “stable” 2.4 release of their Sharity interoperability software. Version 2.4 is the first stable release available for Mac OS X, according to the folks at Objective Development. On all other platforms, this version is primarily a bug fix release.
Sharity is a client for the CIFS (Common Internet FileSystem) protocol, formerly known as SMB (Server Message Block). This is the file-sharing protocol used by Windows NT, 95, 98, 2000, ME, Windows for Workgroups, OS/2, Samba and others. Sharity mounts shares exported by these servers in the file system of Mac OS X and Unix computers.
For non-commercial use (Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD only), one installation and one connection are free. Two installations and unlimited connections cost US$59. Business pricing is: one installation, one connection, $99; one installation, unlimited connections, $199; two installations, unlimited connections, $325; five installations, unlimited connections, $615; unlimited installations, one connection, $249; unlimited installations, two connections, $465; unlimited installations, five connections, $1,065.
For a full catalog of licenses and more info about Sharity go to
Objective Development’s Web site. Sharity 2.4 is available now and
can be downloaded online.