UK-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) AppleOnline has announced that it is adopting Mac OS X server for its entire Internet infrastructure.

Robert Dotson, the company’s chief technical officer, says: "We’ve always used the latest available technologies to service our customers needs. Mac OS X offers robustness, stability with tried-and-tested security and networking features."

The company will also be using Apache and WebObjects for its Web hosting solutions.

Alan Afrasiab, managing director, said: "We believe we are the first ISP in the UK to migrate to Mac OS X." Dotson says: "We’re really excited to be the first ISP to put Mac OS X through its paces, and have it do some real server work. We think the OS will be the system to beat. Apple’s shown the way yet again."

Apple UK sources were unavailable to comment.