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By Terrie Beloin
AppleShare 4.1 is the latest release of AppleShare for the Mac OS. It is also the fastest AppleShare ever. While AppleShare 4.1 is not PowerPC native, it is tuned to run on PowerPC-based systems and will not install or run on 68K-based Macintosh computers.
AppleShare 4.1 runs, on average, 75% faster than AppleShare 4.0.2 on a similarly configured Power Macintosh or Workgroup Server. All performance data for AppleShare 4.1 is based on a set of internal benchmarks performed by Apple. These benchmarks consist of a variety of Finder copy operations under varying server load conditions.
AppleShare 4.1 requires System 7.5 on the server to run and requires System 7.5 and the new AppleShare Workstation 3.6 (included with AppleShare 4.1) on the client systems to achieve the performance gains detailed above. However, AppleShare 4.1 is compatible with older versions of the AppleShare Workstation software and AppleShare Workstation 3.6 is compatible with older versions of the AppleShare server software.
How to Order the AppleShare 4.1 Update KitCustomers in the U.S. wanting to upgrade from AppleShare 4.0, 4.0.1 or 4.0.2 to AppleShare 4.1 need to obtain the AppleShare 4.1 Update Kit (proof of 4.0.x purchase is required). The update can be obtained by calling the Apple Order Center at 1-800-769-2775 x7851. This program began April 24, 1995 and ends December 29, 1995. Orders must be postmarked by December 29, 1995.
The AppleShare 4.1 Update Kit contains the complete AppleShare 4.1 software but no serial number. Customers must use their existing AppleShare 4.0.x serial number to activate the server. The AppleShare 4.1 Update Kit will be included with the Workgroup Server 8150/110 and 9150/120 Logic Board Upgrades.
Outside the U.S., customers should contact their local Apple reseller or representative for information on upgrading to AppleShare 4.1 in their local language.
AppleShare 4.0.2 and 3.0.1 Continued AvailabilityCustomers wanting to repurpose an existing Quadra (or other 68040-based Macintosh) as an AppleShare server can do so by purchasing AppleShare 4.0.2 from their Apple Reseller. AppleShare 4.0.2 is designed for 68040-based Macintosh computers only and will not install or run on PowerPC-based systems. AppleShare 3.0.1 continues to be available for Macintosh computers with a 68030 or earlier processor.
For more information on AppleShare and Workgroup Servers, customers can contact the Apple Network Information Hotline at 408/862-3385 or send email to:
World Wide Web access is available at:
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