Major Mac OS X Server v10.1 Update Now Available
Wednesday, September 26, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO, SEYBOLD SF 2001, Sept. 25 Apple today announced the availability of Mac OS X Server version 10.1, the first major upgrade to the company's industrial-strength, UNIX-based server operating system. Mac OS X Server v10.1 delivers system-wide performance enhancements, increased reliability and substantially faster file transfer times. The award-winning Mac OS X Server now delivers flexible storage options and data redundancy with software RAID support. Mac OS X Server provides educators with increased system reliability and responsiveness through enhancements to NetBoot and Macintosh Manager 2.1. Mac OS X Server v10.1 integrates the most recent and reliable Open Source components including Apache and Samba, as well as a new release of QuickTime Streaming Server, version 3.0.2. "With Mac OS X Server v10.1, we've delivered a modern UNIX-based server built on open standards,'' said Philip Schiller, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "With Mac OS X Server, building a powerful network is easier than ever, setting a new standard in simplicity of installation and administration.'' IT administrators in education, print publishing, design and web publishing organizations will benefit from Mac OS X Server v10.1 enhancements including: -- system-wide performance enhancements that increase reliability, launch server-side applications faster, speed printing times, increase administration response and reduce file transfer times; -- the latest advancements from the Open Source community, with the most reliable releases of Apache, Samba, PHP, MySQL, Tomcat and OpenSSL; -- RAID support for disk striping (RAID-0) and disk mirroring (RAID-1) allowing flexible storage configuration, data redundancy and improved disk read performance; -- a new release of QuickTime Streaming Server, version 3.0.2 for streaming digital media over the Internet; -- improved reliability with enhancements to Apple file services, NetInfo and Directory Services; and -- Macintosh Manager 2.1 support for local administration from Mac OS X Server and support for the latest Apple Macintosh(R) systems with the inclusion of Mac OS 9.2.1 within NetBoot. Pricing & Availability Mac OS X Server v10.1 software and Macintosh Server G4 can be purchased now through the online Apple Store (www.apple.com), at Apple's retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers in the following configurations: -- Mac OS X Server v10.1 (10-Client Edition), designed for professional web masters and small work groups with simultaneous file sharing to not more than 10 Macintosh clients, for a suggested retail price of $499 (US); -- Mac OS X Server v10.1(Unlimited-Client Edition), uniquely suited for classroom labs, creative professionals and medium-to-large work groups with high volume file sharing activity, for a suggested retail price of $999 (US); -- Mac OS X Server v10.1, 10-client to Unlimited-Client license upgrade for a suggested retail price of $499 (US); and -- Macintosh Server G4, with a 733MHz PowerPC G4 processor, 256K of L2 cache, 256MB SDRAM, 80GB Ultra ATA drive, CD-RW drive, Nvidia GeForce2 MX graphics, 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet, two USB ports, two FireWire(R) ports and Mac OS X Server Unlimited-Client Edition, for a suggested retail price of $2,799 (US). The Mac OS X Server v10.1 software upgrade package is available for $19.95 (US) and includes the Mac OS X Server v10.1 upgrade CD, the Macintosh Manager 2.1 CD, the NetBoot CD and a Developer Tools CD. U.S. and Canadian education customers can receive the Mac OS X Server v10.1 upgrade free of charge by calling 1-800-800-2775. Mac OS X Server is designed to run on Macintosh Server G4, Power Mac(TM) G4, Power Mac G4 Cube, iMac, Macintosh Server G3 and Power Macintosh G3 computers with 128MB RAM and 4GB of available disk space.