"Apple has once again surprised the computer industry with its
recent decision to offer key parts of Mac OS X Server as publicly
available source code. Leaders of the open-source movement have
praised Apple as the first major computer company to adopt an
open-source strategy-the same approach that's made the Linux
operating system a popular alternative to Windows NT. But what does
this mean for Mac users and future versions of the Mac OS? Plenty,
"'It's as if we had hired a huge bunch of programmers for free,'
asserts Ernie Prabhakar, Apple's product manager for Mac OS X
Server. 'We'll have a final product with better performance and new
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