In light of today’s events, Hardmac reports that the server component to OS X Lion will be offered as a separate download through the Mac App Store. In the Lion betas, developers had to decide whether or not to install OS X Server during the initial Lion installation, but a Help menu in Lion suggests that users will need to download the Server app from the App Store, before running additional setup from the applications folder that will pull in a “Server Essentials” software package to configure their Macs as a server. It’s not yet known how much Lion Server will cost as an addition to OS X Lion, but Lion’s competitive pricing should make the Server compliment affordable to anyone who needs VPN, wiki, or file sharing for the iPad and iPhone.
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