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article imageJaguar Breaks Mac OS Record, More Than 100,000 Copies Sold

By Jim Brown     Aug 27, 2002 in Technology
MARKHAM – Surely there's no product that enjoys greater customer loyalty than Apple's Macintosh computers. The latest line of Apple computers is extremely fast and beautifully designed, so Apple users have a reason to adore their machines.
It was almost three decades ago when Apple ignited the personal computer revolution with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
The next major release of Mac OS X is this year's Mac OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar,” featuring more than 150 amazing new features and applications.
During its first weekend, More than 100,000 copies of Mac OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar” were sold worldwide setting a new record for Mac OS sales for a single weekend. More than 50,000 people visited Apple’s 35 retail stores during Friday night’s “100 Minutes of Jaguar” launch event.
“Jaguar is our fastest out-of-the-gate OS release ever, and it’s looking like a home run,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The reviews are off the charts, and customers are raving about Jaguar’s stability, speed, new features and Windows compatibility.”
With more than 150 amazing new features and applications, “Jaguar”
includes a new Mail application designed to eliminate junk mail, iChat
AIM-compatible instant messenger, a system-wide Address Book, Inkwell
handwriting recognition, QuickTime 6 with MPEG-4, improved Universal
Access, an enhanced Finder, Sherlock 3 with Internet Services, Quartz
Extreme graphics acceleration technology and Rendezvous Apple’s
revolutionary networking technology.
Pricing & Availability
Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” is available through the Apple Store
(www.apple.com/canadastore) and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $195 (CDN) for a single user license.
Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” Family Pack is a single residence, five user
license package that is available through the Apple Store (www.apple.com/canadastore) and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $299 (CDN).
The Mac OS Up-to-Date program covers both new Mac purchases made on or
after July 17, 2002 and Mac OS X v10.1 purchases made on or after July
17, 2002. The Mac OS X v10.2 Up-To-Date package is available for a
shipping and handling fee of $19.95 (US) and includes the Mac OS X v10.2 upgrade CDs and an updated Developer Tools CD.
Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” requires a minimum of 128MB of memory and is
designed to run on the following Apple products: iMac, iBook, Power
Macintosh G3, Power Mac G4, Power Mac G4 Cube and any PowerBook
introduced after May 1998.
Quartz Extreme requires a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX, GeForce3, GeForce4 Titanium or GeForce4 MX card or any ATI AGP RADEON card. A minimum of 16MB VRAM is required; 32MB VRAM is recommended for optimum performance.
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