updated 09:15 am EDT, Wed September 2, 2009
Limited to group settings
Evaluation copies of Apple's new server software are being offered to select groups.
In a bid to promote its new operating system, Apple is says it is now distributing free evaluation copies of Snow Leopard Server. To qualify, people must fill out a form on Apple's website, and represent a business, government agency, non-profit organization or some form of educational institution. Specifically excluded from the promotion are resellers, students, NPOs with less than 10 people and anyone under the age of 13.
In exchange for an evaluation copy, people must avoid using the software in a production capacity, or later reselling it. Any feedback provided is also automatically the property of Apple. At present, Apple is estimating a shipping time of two to three weeks for each free edition of Server, delivered via FedEx.