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NetWare Client for Mac OS X is designed for end users to use on their own personal computers, whether in a company or home environment. Use this client to connect your Mac to a Novell Network using IP.

What's New

Version 2.0.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or 10.4.2 or later, and 10.5 or later
  • Servers running NetWare 5 or 6.


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JPP-Zoso Member IconReview+36
JPP-Zoso
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v2.01 is pretty much useless under snow leopard. when snow leopard was initially released (09/2009), prosoft promoted this version as fully snow leopard compatible. i thought this was strange considering how long it took them to produce a fully leopard compatible version. soon after the initial snow leopard release, prosoft whipped out their backup alarm and started siting specific problems...namely file permission errors and file transfer errors between server and workstation. the only feature that still works is printing, which was never fully developed in the first place. this product is so far behind the linux and windows netware clients (both produced by novell) in terms of features and performance. 6 months later, here we site, still waiting for a point release update. last tech support message i received from prosoft indicates the following...

"Engineering is currently looking into the Netware client, but we do not have a timeframe yet when an update could be available. Netware is a dwindling market and we are reviewing our next courses of action going forward with the Netware client."

...which is completely understandable, but also completely inexcusable at how they initially promoted their product when snow leopard shipped. warning to all future potential customers, but this smells more and more like near term abandonware. the only hope left is for novell to take over production again, and i doubt that will happen anytime soon.

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Version 2.0.1
tlmurray Member IconComment+5
tlmurray
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I've been using a beta since (I think) Spring of 2008, and there are a couple of suggestions that really need to get implemented. While the software works just fine, I'm a bit concerned that it's being ignored.

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Version 2.0.1
JPP-Zoso Member IconReview+36
JPP-Zoso
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prosoft has continued developing this application and now has a version that seems as stable as v1.3x. apparently the kernel panics and other problems i was having were unique to my environment, although it was never explained what was unique about the netware environment. not sure when or if v2.02b1 will be released to the public since v2.01 seemed to work just fine for all the other beta testers. in any case, i'm happy to say prosoft has been quite attentive since my last review and continues to provide feedback to bug reports and whatnot even for those incidents that on the surface have no connection to their software. if i could retract my previous review and replace it w/ this one, i would. dying environment or not, this client is absolutely essential for my job, and i'm glad the client now makes those connections worry free again. would be nice to see this client gain feature parity w/ the native novell linux and windoze netware clients some day.

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Version 2.0.1
MacUpdate-Lon
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If you wish, I'll delete your old review.

JPP-Zoso
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yes, please delete my old v2.01 review. much appreciated.

MacUpdate-Lon
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Done. You're welcome...

VeryCarla Member IconComment+49
VeryCarla
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People still use NetWare?

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Version 2.0.1
JPP-Zoso Member IconReview+36
JPP-Zoso
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Started using v1.3x and have recently upgraded to v2.0. Have not had a single problem w/ either version. No crashes, no hiccups, no glitches of any sort. Simply put, if you need access to a Novell Netware network on OS X, the Prosoft Netware Client for OS X kicks too much a__!

A few of comments for the developers if they're reading this. #1, I must say, I miss the menu bar functionality from v1.3x in v2.0, in particular once the connection is active. #2, Great job updating the user guide. #3, upgrade install from v1.3x to v2.0 was smooth as silk except the v1.3x client was not removed from my startup items...a "ghost" image was left behind and I had to mannually remove it.

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Version 2.0
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Anonymous
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Don't get the Tiger version yet. I installed it and upgraded to tiger and it is a pile of crashes and kernel panics. Prosoft says this is a 'known bug'!! Now I can't save or open from the network at work and I can't downgrade to Panther without a full erase and install. So I'm waiting for promised bug fixes. If you need to log into an older Novell system (like I do),WAIT FOR A PATCH BEFORRE YOU UPGRADE.

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Version 1.3
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Anonymous
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The only existing reviews are of version 1.1 so I would like to add that I have used version 1.2 for three years. Initially there were some difficulties in configuration but I consider them minor. Then it was smooth sailing. I have found the client to work flawlessly (including over VPN) and I am no network expert. The menubar access is great.
One difficulty was that if I logged out, the network drive icon remained on my desktop. This was fixed by a minor update some time ago.
I have now moved to Tiger and found the client did not work. A new Tiger version (1.3) has just appeared, which is good, but I have to pay for it, which is bad.

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Version 1.3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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This Client has problems .. ProSoft needs to update this to address many probelms and Bug's. There is no way save more than one user context and the client "Crashes" alot. Wait for the next update, if there is any. ): or go to LDAP and Novell 6.X and forget the PS Client ASAP.

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Version 1.1.2
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Anonymous
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1.0x was a bear. This new version works just fine. I'm amazed at the stability of this version compared to the previous versions. Prosoft did it right! I was able to login from thru my AirPort network directly to my workplace with this client and all went well. Transferring lots of data. And--get this --- not a single pesky ".DS_Store" file that clutter up every directory of a server! Good job guys. It's been a long time coming and all those NetWare shops out there thank you!

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Version 1.1
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Details

Downloads 12,736
Version Downloads 1,908
License Demo
Date 24 Apr 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $149.00