REVIEWS - Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5 LeopardServer [10-Client License]ViewUserReviewsAverage Customer Rating3.5 out of 5Product FeatureMac OS X upgrade with more than 300 innovationsqDesktop with a gorgeous new look; organize filesqin stacksView, play, and read files without even openingqthemRestore any file on the system; email personalizedqstationeryAdd effects to video chats and make remoteqpresentationsRead moreqProduct DescriptionMac OSX Server v. 10.5 Leopard is the newest release of Apples award-winning UNIX server operating systemthat runs on Mac systems and Xserve. With its new simplified setup, even someone without an IT backgroundcan easily get started using the new Server Assistant application and Server Preferences settings. Mac OSX10.5 ensures server stability, flexibility and lower cost of ownership with over 250 new features that areaccessible to IT professionals as well as nontechnical workgroups and schools alike. Finally, Mac OSX 10.5Leopard still offers the excellent compatibility, solid reliability and easy-to-use management tools which havemade the OSX server line such an overwhelming success. This edition extends license to 10 different clients onthe same server network. Spotlight Server - Search for any content stored on mounted network volumes simplyby using Spotlight on any cliented Mac! Enjoy updated performance, user access, network reliability andcompatibility in such areas as directory, mail and file services. Read moreProduct DescriptionMac OS X Server v10.5 Leopard combines Apples legendary ease of use with a rock-solid UNIX operatingsystem. Even nontechnical users can improve communication inside and outside their organizations, facilitatecollaboration on group projects, provide secure access to confidential information, and centralize storage ofbackup and shared files. Leopard Server makes the benefits of a server accessible to small businesses,classrooms, and departmental workgroups--no IT department required.Mac OS X Server 10-Client Edition.Mac OS X Server can be purchased in 10-client and unlimited-client editions to meet the needs of serverdeployments of any size. License restrictions apply only to simultaneous file-sharing services for Mac and PCclients.
The easiest way to deploy essential network services, the 10-client edition is designed for small workgroupsand Internet hosting services that do not require simultaneous file sharing among more than 10 Mac and PCclients.Mac OS X Server version 10.5 Leopard makes it easy for small businesses, workgroups, and enterprises to takefull advantage of the benefits of a server.Servers made easy. The worlds most advanced technologies makeit simple.Setup and Administration. No IT department required.If you think it takes a dedicated IT department to deploy and use a server, think again. Leopard Server isdesigned so you can easily set up and manage servers.iCal Server. Now taking appointments.Introducing iCal Server, the first calendar server for Mac OS X Server. Now its easy to share calendars,schedule meetings, and coordinate events within a workgroup, a small business, or a large corporation. Built onopen standard protocols, iCal Server integrates with leading calendaring programs. And unlike othercalendaring solutions, iCal Server doesnt impose a per-user license, so you dont have to pay for additionallicenses as your business grows.Wiki Server. Collaboration for teams.Mac OS X Server makes it easy for groups to collaborate and communicate through their own wiki-poweredintranet website complete with group calendar, blog, and mailing list. Users can create and edit wiki pages, tagand cross-reference material, upload files and images, add comments, and search content with point-and-clickease.Podcast Producer. Less work, more play.Podcast Producer is a complete, end-to-end solution for encoding, publishing, and distributing high-qualitypodcasts. Ideal for employee training, university lectures, presentations--or whatever audio or video podcastsyour organization requires--Podcast Producer simplifies the process of recording content, encoding, andpublishing podcasts for playback in iTunes and on iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV.
Server Preferences--Its now simpler than ever to set up and configure yourserver.iCal Server--Share calendars, schedule meetings, and coordinate events.Wiki Server--Publish collaborative documents on your own wiki-poweredwebsite.Spotlight Server. Stop searching, start finding.Tired of looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack? Its now easier than ever to find content on networkservers. Spotlight Server lets you search for documents, files, and other content stored on your server--quicklyand easily.iChat Server. Instant messaging for your organization.iChat Server brings the collaborative power of instant messaging to your organization. Now your workgroupscan choose any number of ways to communicate among themselves or with others outside the group. They cantransfer files securely, share a persistent chat room, conduct an audio conference, or--with the new iChatTheater feature in Mac OS X Leopard--even broadcast a presentation, movie, or photo slideshow to other iChatusers.
File Sharing. Share and share alike.Mac OS X Server is the easiest and most cost-effective way to share files between Macs and PCs, locally or overthe Internet.Mail Services. Postmaster to the world.Mail services in Mac OS X Server are based entirely on open standards, providing compatibility with yourexisting network infrastructure--as well as with email clients on the Mac, PC, and even iPhone. And becausethere are no per-user licensing fees, you can add mail accounts without draining your software licensing budget.Web Hosting. Deploy anything from Apache to Zope.You dont need to be an experienced webmaster to host your own home page, website, or Web 2.0 applicationwith Mac OS X Server. With its intuitive administrative interface, you can immediately start up a static websiteor deploy even the most sophisticated of sites.Directory. You are here.The Directory application provides access to shared information about people, groups, locations, and resourcesin your organization. You can share contacts, set up group services, find shared equipment, and more.Client Management. Command and Control.Mac OS X Server provides advanced tools for centralized management of users, groups, and computers in yourorganization.Networking and VPN. To protect and to serve.With Leopard Server, you dont need to be a networking expert to set up a bulletproof server for yourorganization. With Server Assistant and Server Preferences you can easily configure it--safely and securely--justthe way you want.Rock solid. A foundation of technology you can build a business on.UNIX. Rock solid.Mac OS X Server is built on a fully compliant UNIX foundation. This battle-tested core provides the stability,performance, and security that organizations require. And full UNIX conformance ensures compatibility withexisting server and application software. Mac OS X Server is the ideal platform for deploying groundbreakingenterprise applications and services.Podcast Producer--Now users can capture, encode, publish, and distributepodcasts.
Directory--Find people, shared contacts, groups, locations, and resources.Spotlight Server--The fastest way to search for and find content on networkservers.64-Bit Computing. Massively powerful.Apple has designed Mac OS X Server to leverage the computing power of 64-bit Intel and PowerPC processors,bringing next-generation performance to mainstream server computing. With superaccurate math calculationsand access to massive amounts of memory, Mac OS X Server enables the most demanding scientific andtechnical computing applications. In fact, many of the core services in Mac OS X Server v10.5--such as Apache2, MySQL 5, Postfix, Podcast Producer, QuickTime Streaming Server, and Java VM on Intel--are now 64-bit,allowing you to take advantage of increased processing power and to work with larger data sets.Advanced Networking Architecture. Secure performance.Mac OS X Server is built on open, industry-standard protocols and the latest in network security standards. Theresult? Increased performance and security of server deployments. Using the time-tested BSD sockets andTCP/IP stack, this advanced networking architecture ensures compatibility and integration with IP-basednetworks.Open Directory. Standards-based directory and network authentication.A key component of any modern computing environment, directory services allow organizations to centralizeinformation about users, groups, and computing resources. This network-based repository is the foundation forcritical IT services, including managing users and groups, directing workflow solutions, providing employeedirectories, and controlling access privileges. By maintaining a central directory, organizations can consolidateresources, simplify system management, and reduce support and administration costs--while providing strongauthentication and password-protected access to network resources.File System. From HFS to ZFS.Mac OS X Server includes file system support designed and optimized for critical server deployments. Thisincludes support for installation on the Mac OS Extended file system (HFS+) with optional case sensitivity, aswell as data access from UNIX File System (UFS) and Zettabyte File System (ZFS) volumes.
Security and Access Controls. Safer by design.Mac OS X Server is built on an advanced architecture to deliver the features you want with the security youneed. Its designed to protect your server, your network, and your data with a host of features--includingbuilt-in firewall with stateful packet analysis, strong encryption and authentication services, data securityarchitectures, and support for access control lists (ACLs).High-Availability Services. The show must go on.The only thing more important than having advanced computing services is having them available. Built intoMac OS X Server are powerful high-availability features that reduce the risk of unplanned shutdowns andmaximize server uptime--so a company can confidently maintain levels of service, comply with industryregulations, and provide organizational access to business-critical information.Xgrid. The simple solution for distributed computing.Apples Xgrid technology makes it easy to turn an ad hoc group of Mac systems into a low-cost supercomputer.Leveraging the power of Mac OS X Server, Xgrid is an ideal distributed computing platform for individualresearchers, specialized collaborators, and application developers. Read moreYou May Also LikeMac OS X Server v10.6 Snow Leopard - Unlimited Client LicenseApple Mac Mini MD389LL/A with Lion Server (NEWEST VERSION)Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Server Essentials (2nd Edition)