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TidBITS Macs & Mac OS X: Apple Reveals More about Mac OS X Lion

Here’s hoping Apple can continue to support both mobile OSes and traditional desktop computer OSes far into the future. Reading about the hidden goodies in OS X 10.7 has made me feel a good deal more positive about Mac OS X. And it’s very likely I will buy a new Mac with 10.7 pre-installed to gain the full benefits of the software and the new Intel i7 chips shipping in the new laptops.

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Finally, despite Apple’s dropping of the Xserve line (see “A Eulogy for the Xserve: May It Rack in Peace,” 8 November 2010), Mac OS X Server will make the transition to Lion, with Apple promising that the new version will make setting up a server easier than ever. That’s in part because Lion Server will be built directly into Lion, with software that guides you through configuring the Mac as a server. Also, a new Profile Manager will add support for setting up and managing Mac OS X Lion, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Wiki Server 3 will offer improved navigation and a new Page Editor. And Lion Server’s WebDAV support will provide iPad users the ability to access, copy, and share server-based documents.

via TidBITS Macs & Mac OS X: Apple Reveals More about Mac OS X Lion.

Here’s to seeing a great democratization of OS X Server once and for all time. While Apple did deserve to make some extra cash on a server version of the OS, I’m sure it had very little impact on their sales overall (positive or negative). However, including/bundling it with the base level OS and letting it be unlocked (for money or for free) can only be a good thing. Where I work I already run a single CPU 4core Intel Xserve. I think I should buy some cheap RAM and max out the memory and upgrade this Summer to OS X Lion Server.

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