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Commercial; see text.

Current Version: 3.8 (June 15, 2010)

Objective Development Software produces Sharity, a client for the CIFS (Common Internet File System) protocol, formerly known as SMB (Server Message Block). This is the file-sharing protocol used by Windows NT, 95, 98, 2000, ME, Windows for Workgroups, OS/2, Samba and many others. Sharity mounts these servers in your file system. Mounting means that you can open files directly from the server with any application you like, as if they were on a local disk. Other clients (such as smbclient from the Samba suite) provide only an ftp-like interface where you can copy files to and from the share but cannot open them directly on the server.

Version 3.8 adds/changes the following:

  • A problem with Kerberos authentication to Windows 2008 servers has been fixed.
  • A bug which caused corrupted file attributes on Solaris 10 was fixed.

Single user pricing ranges from $29 (home use) to $199 (business use), with volume discounts available.

Please note that the GUI is not a native Cocoa or Carbon application; it uses the portable FLTK toolkit which does not give the Aqua look and feel and which may be a bit buggy in some places.

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