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Mac OS X v10.2 is loaded with over 150 compelling new features like an instant messaging client thats compatible with AOLs, an enhanced Mail application that lets you filter out junk mail, an address book thats an activity center for all your contacts, and a full-featured search engine so useful that youll soon feel lost without it.
Mac OS X v10.2 also features QuickTime 6, the next-generation multimedia standard with support for MPEG-4 video. Quartz Extreme, the hardware accelerated, fully composited graphics system, gives it souped-up 2D and 3D capabilities. Plus a significantly enhanced Finder with spring-loaded folders. Rendezvous, a revolutionary technology that lets you create an instant network of computers and peripheral devices. Not to mention a host of features and capabilities that will impress hardcore Unix users.
Youll Have Lots to Chat About
iChat is the first client compatible with AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), allowing instant messaging between .Mac members, AOL members and AIM users. With its engaging use of the Mac OS X Aqua interface, iChat provides a great new user experience, with dialog bubbles and buddy photos that present instant messages in a graphically conversational manner and no annoying ads.
You can send instant messages directly to friends, share your picture with friends by dragging it onto the icon next to your name in the buddy list (at which time it will show up automatically on all your friends buddy lists), and transfer photos, movies or other files by attaching them to your messages. Want to point friends to content on the Internet? You can do it by typing or pasting clickable links into your messages. You can even assign names to these links so your friends will see blue-highlighted words instead of long URLs.
Things You Can Do With Mail
Mac OS X standards-based email program is designed to weed the junk mail out of your mailbox. The new spam-handling feature in Mail has a sophisticated language filter that uses adaptive latent semantic analysis to identify and nail junk mail messages. You can store messages on an IMAP server so you can access them from any computer, anywhere. You can create a signature with your contact information and a whimsical quote of the day that rotates randomly. You can customize your Mail toolbar with commands like Redirect, Flag or Bounce to Sender to include the functions you use most often. And you can watch QuickTime movies directly within Mail. Mail even tells you when buddies whove sent you email are online, giving you the option of turning email exchanges into real-time chats.
Addressing Your Requirements
Address Book is built on the vCard format an open industry-standard way of storing contact information. You can drag and drop from incoming email directly into Address Book, and the information will be entered automatically no more typing. You can set-up Address Book to look up contact information from LDAP directory servers. You can also exchange information between your Address Book and Bluetooth-enabled devices. iChat also uses the new system-wide Address Book to manage your contact information so you never have to enter a buddys name twice
Sherlock Gets the Picture
Your personal search detective has had a radical makeover, and now comes with whole new levels of functionality. In addition to locating hard-to-find information wherever it hides or resides on the Internet, Sherlock 3 delivers the latest news, up-to-the-minute flight status information and stock prices, as well as addresses, maps and driving directions to the places you need to go. Need to track shipments? Sherlock follows them for you.
Welcome Windows Users
Jaguar makes it a snap for Windows users to switch to the Mac by providing point-and-click Windows file sharing so its easy to connect to Windows servers and PCs. And theres great news for business customers: Jaguar comes with Active Directory interoperability, and with a PPTP-based virtual private network (VPN) client that allows Mac users to connect remotely to Windows corporate networks.
Open at the Source
The Darwin project coordinates contributions from thousands of programmers in the open source community. Through the open source model, Apple engineers and the open source community collaborate to create a better, faster and more reliable foundation for Mac OS X.
Sounds Like You Need This
Jaguar features new audio technologies that enable your Mac to support high-resolution, multi-channel audio found in DVDs and 3D game audio. Jaguar also enhances the professional audio features associated with the Macintosh platform, including multi-channel I/O, high-resolution audio handling (24/192 and beyond), new MIDI capabilities and DSP and virtual instrument plug-ins. All of this, combined with the lowest audio throughput latency of any computer operating system, makes Mac OS X v10.2 the ultimate operating system for audio pros.
Quartz Extreme Accelerated Graphics
Mac OS X v10.2 uses the PowerPC G4 Velocity Engine to speed 2D graphics (especially noticeable in dual processor Power Mac G4 systems), and unleashes Quartz Extreme a breakthrough combination of OpenGL and todays advanced graphics cards to accelerate the compositing of 2D, 3D and QuickTime content to enrich your user experience.
Mac OS X v10.2 comes with full Unicode support and thousands of dollars worth of high-quality fonts including Japanese and Chinese and supports non-Roman alphabets (like Arabic, Thai and Hebrew) via improved input and a new Unicode Character Palette.
Professional-grade Developer Tools
Jaguars complete suite of professional-quality developer tools now features GCC 3.1, which radically improves C++ build times and standards-compliance. The updated Interface Builder makes it easier to group, lock and drag Aqua controls between windows for rapid user-interface creation. And, perhaps best of all, these professional tools are still included with every copy of Jaguar, empowering Java, C and AppleScript Studio developers to do their best work on the Macintosh platform.
Your Rendezvous With Destiny
Rendezvous is the new networking technology that uses the industry-standard IP networking protocol and lets you automatically create a network of computers, printers and other peripheral devices without having to manually configure drivers or settings. For example when you add your computer to a network, Mac OS X automatically discovers the available Rendezvous-enabled printers from Epson, HP, and Lexmark. If you want to chat Rendezvous finds which of your friends or colleagues on your local network are online, even if you dont know their IM monikers.