From the Manufacturer
Mac OS X is a super-modern operating system that combines the power and stability of UNIX with the legendary elegance of the Macintosh.
Mac OS X features a stunning new user interface called Aqua, making work and play on the Mac even more intuitive for new users, while providing powerful, customizable tools for professionals. At the foundation of Mac OS X lies an industrial-strength, UNIX-based core operating system that delivers unprecedented stability and performance.
Aqua user interface
- Simple and elegant design
- Easy to use and intuitive for new users, with powerful features for professionals
- Innovative organizational features such as the Expose and Finder
- Fully customizable to the way you work
Stability and Performance
- UNIX-based core operating system provides industrial-strength foundation
- Protected memory and advanced memory management increase system stability
- Preemptive multitasking boosts system performance and responsiveness
- Symmetric multiprocessing takes advantage of dual processor systems
- Modern, standards-based networking offers seamless network integration
- High-performance I/O architecture provides plug-and-play support for USB and FireWire peripherals
Designed for the Internet
- Built-in best-of-class Internet applications include Mail, Safari, and Internet Connect
- Use a Mac.com email address, iDisk storage space and more
- Get software updates over the Internet to keep your system up to date
- Quartz Extreme provides stunning onscreen graphics, PDF imaging, and extensive font support
- OpenGL powers intense 3D graphics
- QuickTime 6 technology streams audio and video on the Internet
- Easy installation and setup help get you up and running in minutes
- Classic technology supports most of your current Mac OS 9 applications
- "Built for Mac OS X" applications benefit from powerful new features
Mac OS X Panther (Single User)
Mac OS X is the world's most advanced operating system, blending the power and stability of UNIX with the legendary simplicity and ease-of-use of the Macintosh. Mac OS X version 10.3 "Panther" contains over 150 new features and provides significant enhancements to its modern, UNIX-based foundation. Panther includes iChat AV for personal video conferencing, Expose for instantly finding any window, and a new Finder for easy access to everything you need. It's like having an all-new Mac.
Finder. Everything you need, just a click away.
With your favorite folders, hard drive, iDisk, servers, and removable media always located at the left of every Finder window, you can work smarter and faster. Color-coded labels make it easy to find and organize important files or folders.
iChat AV. Go face to face. Anyplace.
Personal video conferencing has arrived. Use iChat AV for person-to-person conversations in high-quality, full-screen video over the Internet. Have voice chats with crystal-clear audio. All from anywhere in the world.
Expose. Find the window you need. Now.
Expose gives you instant access to any open window with a single keystroke. Display all open windows as thumbnails, view windows of the current application, or hide all windows to quickly locate a file on your desktop.
FileVault. Safe, secure, and speedy.
At home and away, keep your valuable documents safe with powerful AES-128 bit encryption. FileVault automatically encrypts and decrypts the contents of your home directory on the fly.
Fast User Switching. Share well with others.
Share your Mac with other users quickly and painlessly. With one click, you can switch to your desktop with all documents and applications exactly as you left them. No need to log out from another user's account first.
Mail. Follow the thread of any discussion.
Quickly view, file, or delete related messages with the powerful new threaded view. See perfectly displayed HTML email, thanks to the Safari rendering engine. Simply drag and drop to address messages. Filter out junk mail with advanced spam filtering.
iDisk. Your online hard drive. Available offline.
Now you can access your .Mac iDisk when you're not connected to the Internet. Just work on the copy of your iDisk on your hard drive. Every time you connect to the Internet, all your iDisk files and folders synchronize automatically.
Font Book. Letter-perfect type management.
Make the most of every font you own with Font Book. Locate any font on your system with the search function. Preview and install fonts with just one click. Activate fonts individually or create sets to make them available in groups.
Preview. Tear through PDFs in no time.
Now there's no faster PDF viewer on the planet. Use Preview to open PDFs as well as EPS and PostScript files. Navigate and search text at lightning speed. Easily select and copy text or PDF graphics. View, crop, rotate, and copy images in a wide variety of formats.
Based on UNIX. Solid as a rock.
Beneath the intuitive interface of Mac OS X lies an open-standard, industrial-strength, UNIX-based foundation. X11 for Mac OS X and FreeBSD 5 commands and libraries make Mac OS X Panther the ultimate platform for UNIX users.
Windows. Join the network.
Panther makes your Mac welcome in any Windows network. Files, printers, and network services can easily be shared with Windows users. Microsoft Exchange support makes it easy to access your Exchange email and sync your Address Book entries.
Xcode. The ultimate toolbox.
Xcode is the fastest way to create Mac OS X applications. Combining a groundbreaking user interface with an all-new, high-performance toolkit that includes GCC 3.3, Xcode makes it easy to take advantage of the latest technologies from Apple.