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CiragoLink+ (NUS2000) review

The Cirago NUS2000 offers a veritable treasure trove of networked goodies to those willing to navigate the small maze of settings, configurations, and options. Plug it in to your router to share files, printers, and media. Register your NUS2000 with the CiragoLink, and you can even make your files available from anywhere in the world with your own personal cloud storage solution.

Apple announces Lion Server pricing for business and education

Those looking forward to purchasing OS X Lion and Lion Server for their educational institution or business will now be able to determine how much it will cost them, as Apple has revealed its pricing for business and education. It will start at $29.99 per license in bulk, and both Lion and Lion Server will still be available to those customers via the Mac App Store.

Parallels announces Mac Mini Server

Apple has stopped making the Xserve, but that doesn’t mean the end of the Mac as a server, especially with the release of Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 Mini Edition. If you have a Mac Mini running Mac OS X Server, you can also run Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux operating systems and their applications at the same time.

Apple adds more products to the obsolete Macs list

On Friday, Apple revised its list of “vintage and obsolete products,” for which it has discontinued support. Vintage products are those that were discontinued more than five and less than seven years ago, and which still have limited support in California due to statute. Obsolete products are those that were discontinued more than seven years ago, for which Apple has discontinued all hardware service with no exceptions. Service providers can not longer order parts for obsolete products.

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Whither OS X Server?

With the recent demise of XServe (Apple’s flagship server product), technology bloggers have been abuzz with speculation that OS X Server must be next on the chopping block. Has Apple completed a mystical transformation into a consumer electronics company, devoid of concern for desktop hardware? Does Apple not care at all about data centers? The answer is resoundingly “no,” though the justification for the move is not quite so simple.

Apple to end sale of Xserve

If you’ve been wanting Xserve, act quickly. As of January 31st, 2011, Apple will be discontinuing the sale of this server line. While they say they will still fully support the product, they have put a transition guide up on their website that points customers towards other options. This isn’t all that surprising. It’s clear that Apple, Inc. as a company is not in the hardware server market and shouldn’t attempt to be anymore.

Apple updates the Xserve

Yesterday morning, the Apple store was once again down, sparking some new rumors about what could appear. The store soon returned to normal, but with a new Xserve available, this time sporting the Intel Xeon “Nehalem” processor, the same that the latest Mac Pro uses.

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Managing the server side of collaborative work with Subversion

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Nowadays, every experienced company or group of people dedicated to software development knows there are a lot of variables to handle when you work on a project from a collaborative point of view. The project leader has to handle every detail regarding time, costs, human resources, deadlines and quality of the delivered product. If you add to this picture a contractor, then your are adding more things to control, and, most of the time, more potential headaches.

There are many possible solutions for this scenario, but the one I’d like to address now is based on three main components: Subversion, Trac and a Mac. This proposal needs to be separated in two parts: on one hand we’ll have the server side, and on the other hand we’ll have the client side. We’ll now be focusing on the server side of the solution.

Read on for into and tips.

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Psystar releases Server-Grade Machine.

Psystar is now branding themselves as “the leading provider of Mac-compatible computers,” and they’ve released server grade machines. Server-grade machines are all well and good, but “the leading provider of Mac-compatible computers?” Really? First of all, every computer on the market today—HP, Dell, and tons of others—is Mac-compatible. After all, the Mac is a computer, more »

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Announcing Exibia v1.2: video scheduling software for Mac OS X

Exibia, from Plyxim software, has just been upgraded to version 1.2. Exibia is a server video scheduling tool intended for schools and universities. With Exibia, the user can upload any video that is compatible with Quicktime to a central server, which is subsequently connected to the school’s closed circuit television system. The uploader of the more »

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Extensis announces Universal Type Server availability

Extensis Ultimate Type ServerExtensis has announced its next generation server based font management system for Windows and Macintosh. The system is titled Universal Type Server (UTS), and is shipping on June 18th.

This program provides users with a new way to manage fonts and font metadata all on a server. UTS is designed to be used in IT and Design environments, and uses web based programs to distribute package based installers to specific clients from a single location.

Details after the break.

Wifi flaw halts NYC school Mac shipments

The New York Department of Education has halted an order on Macs due to a wireless connectivity issue with their infrastructure. Apple has been hard at work trying to resolve this issue and a fix is expected to come with a new Leopard release, most likely 10.5.3. For now the machines are being held at more »