Thursby Software Systems announced today the public beta test of a new version of DAVE, its Mac to PC communications software. The new version, DAVE 3.1, works with Mac OS X 10.1 (as well as Mac OS 8.6 through 9.2).
DAVE enables peer-to-peer file sharing between PCs and Macs utilizing TCP/IP. By installing DAVE on Macs, Mac users can share their hard drives with Windows users. Mac users also gain access to shared PC hard disks and PC-compatible PostScript printers too.
Thursby Vice President Warren Witt noted that OS X users will see the addition of support for inkjet printing. Users of Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 will also find support for files of more than two gigabytes and file names longer than 31 characters.
The final release of DAVE 3.1 is scheduled for release early in November. It’ll be a free upgrade for users of DAVE 2.5.2 and those on a support contract — older users can upgrade for US$89.95. The retail price of DAVE 3.1 is $149.