While each new version of Windows seems to increase segmentation and proliferate confusion over what is included (do you want Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, …) Apple has just taken the awesome step of making the Sever version of Mac OS X available for free starting with the Lion release. Given the fact nearly every home has a network of computers to be managed, and information to share, this is great news. Until now the server features cost an additional $500.

Lion Server to be bundled with Mac OS X Lion