Mac OS X 10.3 Panther Family Pack [OLDER VERSION]
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- Super-modern operating system combining the strength of UNIX with the elegance of Macintosh
- Over 150 new features and significant enhancements to its modern, UNIX-based foundation
- iChat AV for personal video conferencing in high-quality, full-screen video over the Internet
- Expose for instant access to any window; displays all open or current-application windows
- FileVault for keeping your valuable documents safe with powerful AES-128 bit encryption
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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 (Family Pack)
The Family Pack is an easy and inexpensive way of using a single copy of Mac OS X Panther v10.3 to install the operating system on up to 5 Macintosh computers*. Now the entire family living at home can enjoy all the benefits of Mac OS X Panther v10.3 which 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 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.
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No, that's not what the license means. The license says "computers are located in the same household", and defines 'household' as " person or persons sharing the same housing unit such as a home".
Household does not mean "house". It refers to a group of cohabitating people, not the physical structure in which they live. I expect "household" would also apply to second homes owned by a family, but would not apply to homes owned by extended family. So your uncle Joe in the next state wouldn't be eligible to participate in the family pack, but your Mac in your vacation home in the next state would.
There is no problem removing a powerbook from your house, unless you are also removing yourself from the household (ie, the family unit). If your wife kicks you to the curb and asks for a divorce, you may need a new license. If you're just going down to Starbucks, or on a business trip, or to work, I expect you're okay.
Me. Carpenter should become more knowledgeable before posting and rating software he knows nothing about. He wrote misleading and incorrect information.
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The latest update 10.3.2 solves the software problems.
However, the the 10.3 Family Pack and the iLife Family Pack license have exactly the same language -
"as long as those computers are located in the same household and used by persons who occupy that same household".
For those who respect intellectual property and read their licenses carefully, this means that the 10.3 Family Pack cannot be installed on a Powerbook which then is taken outside the same household nor on another Mac located at another of your personal residences. Apple has confirmed that this is the correct interpretation of their license language.
All Apple had to do with both Family Pack licenses is change
"located in the same household and used by" to
"located in the same household OR used by".
Unfortunately the lawyers cannot seem to agree with that simple change so don't waste your money on the Family Pack unless you can comply with the license or choose to ignore it.
However I am also 100% opposed to pirating software.
Thank goodness that Apple has provided this very affordable package licensing option. Now I can legally install Panther on all 4 of our Macs for less than what it would cost to buy the single user license for just 2 computers.
Why doesn't Microsoft offer something like this for Windows?