Objective Development’s interoperability software, Sharity, is now available for Mac OS X. Version 2.4 is expected to be released in two weeks after a public test phase with OS X.
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.