Apple Readies Next Server Operating SystemApple Readies Next Server Operating System
Mac OS X Server 10.3, dubbed "Panther," is scheduled to ship on Oct. 24 with more than 150 new features.
October 8, 2003
Apple Computer said Wednesday that its next server operating system, Mac OS X Server 10.3, dubbed "Panther" like its desktop cousin, will ship on Oct. 24 with more than 150 new features.
Mac OS Server 10.3 will include a new server-administration tool that will let managers deploy and maintain the operating system's services. It will also contain Samba 3, the newest version of the open-source file- and print-sharing software for connecting to Windows clients, as well as support for scalable LDAP directories and Kerberos authentication services, Apple said. The package also provides a new mail server built using the open-source Postfix SMTP and Cyrus IMAP and POP servers, as well as a new virtual private network server that supports Mac OS X, Windows, and Unix clients. An updated edition of the open-source Apache Web server will also be included. Pricing for Panther Server 10.3 will range from $449 for a 10-client version to $999 for a version that can host an unlimited number of clients.
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