There’s been an intriguing change in the iDisk that many users of Mac’s iTools take advantage of. As several MacCentral readers have pointed out, log onto your iDisk and you’ll notice that it most likely now packs a “Software” folder in its root. Inside are two other folders: “Apple Software” and “Mac OS X Software.”
The former has an image of Disk Copy 6.3.3. However, the OS X folder has lots of goodies, including the note that the software included is designed for Mac OS X and “is available for you to install and try out. Using the software doesn’t count against your iDisk space allotment. In addition, according to an enclosed text file, the contents of this folder are locked and can’t be changed or removed.
The Mac OS X Software folder has a “What’s New” section (that lets you check out the most recent software added to the folder), “Members’ Favorites” (which touts “the most popular OS X software), and a “Software Library” (in which you can scan through a categorized list of all the software in the folder). There are also notes on installation and troubleshooting.
So is this addition to the iDisk an extra goodie for those test driving the Mac OS X Public Beta or an indication of something more? This week should tell the tale.