PowerPC servers, Performa 570s, more announced by Apple - 04/1994
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Here's a quick summary of Apple's annoucements this week. The full text of the press releases is available by gopher on INFO.HED.APPLE.COM (that's gopher://info.hed.apple.com/ to WWW/Mosaic users). I don't work for or speak for Apple, and I apologize in advance should you find fault with any of my summaries. PowerPC Workgroup Servers: New machines and upgrades for all three are supposed to ship May 2 in the US. RAID software for them will come later in the year. The machines will run updated versions of the server software for PowerShare Collaboration Servers, AppleShare, AppleSearch, and Apple Remote Access. Workgroup Server 6150: $4,219 Upgrade from WS 60: $1,259 Workgroup Server 8150: $7,459 ($8,499 with AppleShare installed) Upgrade from WS 80: $1,899 Workgroup Server 9150: $9,299 ($10,269 with AppleShare installed) Upgrade from Quadra 900 & 950: $2,499 (Current WS 95 users have to wait for PowerOpen-based servers before they can upgrade.) Networking Software: Apple & Novell plan to have NetWare 4 running natively on the PowerPC Workgroup Servers by the end of 1994. "Apple also announced its intention to provide DOS and Windows users with access to Apple's local area network (LAN) application services, such as AppleShare, PowerShare Collaboration Servers, AppleSearch, and Apple Remote Access. Apple plans to offer an implementation of AppleTalk specifically designed for Windows (versions 3.1 and higher)" Apple Education Series Math Solutions Bundle (for Grades 5-8): Mac LC 575 with AppleCD 300i Plus, microphone, & speakers. Bundled with ClarisWorks, Tesselmania from MECC, Probability Constructor by LOGAL, Learning in Motion's Measurement in Motion, and Divide & Conquer and Building Perspective from Sunburst/Wings for Learning. Available in mid-June to K-12 schools at approx. $2000. Apple Exchange Program: Allows trade-ins of "virtually any combination of eligible Apple Macintosh, IBM, Compaq, Hewlett Packard or other name brand CPUs, printers or monitors for trade-in dollars good towards the purchase of new Apple equipment" See your Apple dealer/reseller for details. Performa 570 series: All have 680LC40 at 33 Mhz, CD-ROM, Global Village Teleport Fax/Modem, the new AppleDesign extended keyboard, and a variety of bundled software. They're also "Energy Star" compliant. Prices should be around $2,099-$2,299. Performa 575: 5MB RAM/250 MB Internal Hard Disk Performa 577: 5MB RAM/320 MB Internal Hard Disk Performa 578: 8MB RAM/320 MB Internal Hard Disk Upgrades to PowerPC's will eventually be avaialble for the whole Performa 500 series (550, 560, and the above 570's). Educators will be able to buy the Performa 467, 475, 550, and 575 through the Apple Educator Advantage Program. New Quadra 605 prices/bundles: Quadra 605 8MB RAM/160 MB Internal Hard Disk: $1,069 Quadra 605 4/160 "Business Productivity Solution": $1,019 Quadra 605 8/250 "Business Productivity Solution": $1,329 The "Business Productivity Solution" bundle includes: "ClarisWorks from Claris, Quicken from Intuit, Astound! from Gold Disk Inc., FileDuo from ASD Software, Inc., Full Contact from FIT Software, Common Ground from No Hands Software, Working Watermarker from Working Software Inc., and the American Heritage Dictionary from SoftKey International Inc. Complete applications with manuals are included. Monitor and keyboard must be purchased separately."