updated 10:20 am EST, Wed March 27, 2002
MacNN readers note changes in Retrospect 5 functionality with the introduction of the four new tiered editions:
"One thing you may wish to bring to the attention of readers is that the 'Desktop' version no longer will run on AppleShare IP Servers or Mac OS X Servers. If you want to back up a server, you have to purchase the 'Workgroup' version which includes 20 remote clients, whether you want those clients or not. I don't know how this affects other people, but the price difference between the two products is large enough to be a barrier to entry for many of my customers, a lot of whom are state-run schools... it's hard enough to even convince them to purchase a decent backup system in the first place."