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Documentation for Snow Leopard Server is available for download from Apple; Flixter has updated its iPhone Movies app; and the man behind an iPod heist in Michigan has been sentenced to jail.

Snow Leopard Server documentation released

Apple this week uploaded documentation for the upcoming Snow Leopard Server to its Web site. Offered are the Mac OS X Server Installation & Setup Worksheet, as well as the Getting Started guide. The links were provided to AppleInsider by Damien Corbell, of Corbell Consulting.

The documents help users install, set up, and manage their new copy of Snow Leopard Server. The new operating system from Apple will be released this Friday.

"With Snow Leopard Server, small organizations and workgroups without an IT
department can take full advantage of the benefits of a server," the Getting Started document reads. "Even a nontechnical user can set up and manage Snow Leopard Server for a group. Other users in the group can automatically configure their Macs to get services from Snow Leopard Server. Snow Leopard Server has advanced configuration options and management tools for IT professionals as well."

While apparently not yet available online, AppleInsider has also been provided the "Welcome to Snow Leopard" document included in the retail disc. It highlights new features of the operating system update and many basics of Mac OS X.



Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard has a suggested retail price of $499, while the $29 single user license and and $49 five-license family pack are also available. There are also two upgrade box sets: OS, iWork and iLife ($169) and the five-license family pack, iWork and iLife ($229).

In other Snow Leopard news, a source has provided AppleInsider with screenshots of the server version's final version.plist file, as well as the install disc screen.





Flixter updates Movies iPhone app

Jeff Grossman, developer of Movies, called version 3.0 a "huge update." It adds a number of features, most notably support for controlling a user's Netflix queue. Subscribers will be able to view and manage their queue, delete and reorder movies, and edit both DVD and Instant Watch listings.

Other features, according to Grossman, include:

Integrated movie ticketing - Purchase tickets directly from your device and pick up the tickets at the theater
Want to See List - Login with your Facebook or Flixster account to be able to rate movies, including creating a Want to See list
Yelp Integration - Easily find restaurants near theaters and read reviews with the Yelp app on your device
iTunes Movie Store Integration - Buy or rent movies from iTunes right on your device
Improved Social Features - The social networking features of the app are much easier to use. You can now view 5x more movies in your Want to See or Rated lists.
Flixster Account Login - Connect with your Facebook account, or if you would prefer, you can now login with your Flixster account
Built-in Maps - View maps of all theaters playing a particular movie in your area
An overall refreshed user interface that makes the app even better
The free application is available from the App Store.





Man behind iPod heist gets prison sentence, fine

A Michigan man who was sued by Apple for misuse of the iPod trademark and manipulating the company to send him replacement units for free has been given jail time.

Nicholas Woodhams was accused in June of misusing Apple's iPod trademarks through his company iPod Mechanic. Wood TV 8 in Grand Rapids, Mich., reported this week that Woodhams will serve 13 months in prison, will pay $648,568 in restitution to Apple, and must pay $8066.85 to the postal service.

In his scheme, Woodhams would obtain broken iPods and send the serial numbers to Apple for replacements. He would then sell the ones sent from Apple for $49, something he reportedly did more than 9,000 in 2006 and 2007.
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Just 48 hours now to SL! I sure would like to tinker with SL Server. Man, by the time that guy gets out of prison, 10.6.5 will be out.
2011 13" 2.3 MBP, 2006 15" 2.16 MBP, iPhone 4, iPod Shuffle, AEBS, AppleTV2 with XBMC.
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2011 13" 2.3 MBP, 2006 15" 2.16 MBP, iPhone 4, iPod Shuffle, AEBS, AppleTV2 with XBMC.
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post #3 of 14
Uh oh... that version.plist file needs to get removed from this article quick-smart before the author looks any more of a fool. It's a pointless file from an application. The important file is:

System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist

or

System/Library/CoreServices/ServerVersion.plist
post #4 of 14
You would think Apple would have caught on long ago.
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It's a remaindered copy of Leopard Server or stick with Tiger or buy all xServes all over again.

A really nice gesture would be to offer Server 10.5 at Snow Leopard EDU prices.

As late as this year's spring EDU updates, we were told by Apple that SL server would not necessarily be Intel only.
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All Snow Leopard Server docs available here:

http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/r...mentation.html
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Goddammit, why can't anyone verify once and for all wether 10A422 is the GM?
Now running on a 20" aluminium iMac (Fall 2008), as well as a Macboook Pro 13" (mid 2009) and an iPhone.
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Now running on a 20" aluminium iMac (Fall 2008), as well as a Macboook Pro 13" (mid 2009) and an iPhone.
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post #8 of 14
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Goddammit, why can't anyone verify once and for all wether 10A422 is the GM?

I think you mean 10A432

I've read elsewhere that it's the GM.
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Originally Posted by Denmaru View Post

Goddammit, why can't anyone verify once and for all wether 10A422 is the GM?

Not yet, but I can get verification for you in about 48 hours.

On a slightly more serious note, why are you so angry about this? Did 10A432 kick your dog or something?
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Goddammit, why can't anyone verify once and for all wether 10A422 is the GM?

I can confirm that 10a432 is the GM build of SL. My friend works at a APR, they already got the shipment in. So he went ahead and installed it on his Mac. It's 10a432
iMac 24" early 2008 | iBook G4 12" late 2004 | iPhone 3G 3.5" mid 2008
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iMac 24" early 2008 | iBook G4 12" late 2004 | iPhone 3G 3.5" mid 2008
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post #11 of 14
Talk about an uneventful OS launch. I am deflated I don't get to wait in line at 5 pm at the Apple store to pick up my copy.

Kinda weird really.
Hard-Core.
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Hard-Core.
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He would then sell the ones sent from Apple for $49, something he reportedly did more than 9,000 times in 2006 and 2007.

IT'S OVER 9,000
I am feeling particularly 14-years-old today.

Just be glad I didn't do a large ASCII-art style version.
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Originally Posted by waffle911 View Post

IT'S OVER 9,000
I am feeling particularly 14-years-old today.

Just be glad I didn't do a large ASCII-art style version.

You may have to explain that one. Or just give us the ASCII for some amusement.

On another note, the article is a bit oddly worded (or my brain is not comprehending) - does Yelp now find theatres? Or is the Yelp-integration in the other direction? Or does it only work if you have both apps installed (and if so, which app do you access the feature from)?
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and 10A433 is the GM of Snow Leopard Server. It was released to Apple partners on Monday.
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