PRESS RELEASE September 25, 2001

Major Mac OS X Server v10.1 Update Now Available

Industrial-Strength Server Delivers Increased Enhancements & Open Source Advancements

SEYBOLD SF 2001, SAN FRANCISCO, California–September 25, 2001–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® 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® (, 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® 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™ G4, Power Mac G4 Cube, iMac®, Macintosh Server G3 and Power Macintosh® G3 computers with 128MB RAM and 4GB of available disk space.
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