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If we first consider the pricing, let's assume for now that the CLIENT will be put out at the usual price that major releases of MacOS are, i.e. around $70(?). At the same time, the SERVER goes for around $400, although the overall development costs must surely be about the same, so in fact all the excess price is pure profit! An extra $330 bucks in the bank. Anybody disagree with the argument?

I am pretty sure that you can make no speculation about future pricing of Mac OS X Server or Mac OS X based on current pricing of server or 8.5.

OK, so the server comes with Apache (free product?) and then we have to discount WebObjects, I guess, which I'm sure will NOT come as part of the CLIENT package and presumably has a fairly high amortised devt cost, so the extra profit is something less - let's say $250.

It is a good bet that webobjects will not be bundled with the client version. It is after all a server technology. It is probably worth noting that a dev seat of webobject runs about $1700. If you actually want to deploy your app to the entire world you need something more like $25-$50K. My point being that, at present, webobjects developer is really being given away on Mac OS X Server. It is a good bet that this wont be a long term strategy. On the other hand, who knows?
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