“Everyone is talking about the iPad, but Apple is also quietly on the verge of redefining server computing. Long the domain of data center experts, Apple is taking the server operating system and integrating it into the desktop – it’s ‘the server for everyone,’ according to Apple,” Jon Brodkin reports for Network World.
“Mac OS X 10.7, also known as ‘Lion,’ will be sold on the Mac App Store starting in July for about $30 for the desktop OS,” Brodkin reports. “t the same time, Lion Server will be sold as a $50 add-on to the desktop operating system. Initially Apple indicated that they would be part of the same package, but the pricing model is still a huge departure from previous versions.”
Brodkin reports, “Snow Leopard Server, the current version, sells for $500 for software only or as part of the $3,000-plus Mac Pro Server. Lion Server, on the other hand, is cheap enough that a MacBook user might consider the purchase.”
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