Network administrators take note! Matt Deatherage looks at Mac OS X Server’s new NetBoot feature for booting iMacs and recent Power Mac G3s via Ethernet. Also this week, Adam examines Fog City’s excellent LetterRip Pro mailing list management program in depth. In the news, Apple releases MRJ 2.1.1 and StarNine announces WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0, which adds a mail capabilities and significant performance improvements to the popular server software.
StarNine Announces WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 -- StarNine Technologies has announced WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0, the next version of its WebSTAR Internet server package
MRJ 2.1.1 Available -- Apple Computer has released version 2.1.1 of Macintosh Runtime for Java, a quick followup to last. month's MRJ 2.1. (See "MRJ 2.1 Runs Faster, Works with Explorer" in TidBITS-467.) MRJ 2.1.1 complies with Sun's Java 1.1.7 specification, offers better support for loading applets through proxy servers or firewalls, supports installation on localized versions of the Mac OS, and works with Java applications available from Yahoo Games
Perhaps the most interesting part of Apple's just-released Mac OS X Server is NetBoot, which enables newer Macintosh clients to boot the Mac OS over an Ethernet network from a server machine
Sometimes a program wiggles into our lives in such a subtle way that it takes months before we realize we're dependent on it. We say "we're just testing it," and may even believe we could switch to something different