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Enterprise Linux Today: FileMaker Database Hosting Software Now Available for Red Hat Linux

Jul 30, 2001, 18:23 (5 Talkback[s])
"FileMaker, Inc. announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Server 5.5 (Worldwide English version), a powerful, multi-protocol software application for hosting FileMaker Pro 5 and 5.5 databases.

Designed to match the evolving platform preferences of workgroups, FileMaker now adds Red Hat Linux support to FileMaker Server 5.5. Linux is growing rapidly as a server platform, especially for workgroup deployments. FileMaker Server 5.5 will also run on Windows 2000 (now logo-certified), Windows NT, Mac OS X (native, user interface developed based on Cocoa, the advanced object-oriented technology from Apple Computer) and Mac OS 8.6 and later.

To better fit with standard IT requirements, FileMaker Server 5.5 includes authentication of guests against a Windows domain and support for LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) service. FileMaker Server 5.5 provides database hosting for up to 250 FileMaker Pro 5 and 5.5 database clients and 125 open FileMaker Pro 5 and 5.5 files. The estimated U.S. retail price of FileMaker Server 5.5 is $999, and volume pricing is available under FileMaker volume license programs. Upgrades from prior versions of FileMaker Server are available at $499 (U.S. estimated retail price)."

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