• • • Mac OS X Jaguar (version 10.2) is the third of, desktop and server. It superseded and preceded. The operating system was released on August 23, 2002 either for single-computer installations, and in a “family pack,” which allowed five installations on separate computers in one household.
The operating system was generally well received by most users [ ] as a large step forward in the areas of stability, general speed enhancements, compatibility with other flavors of and the lineup of both graphical and terminal applications available; however, many critics, such as users, [ ] still claimed that significant user interface speed issues existed and that the operating system was still a big step down from. [ ] Jaguar was the first Mac OS X release to publicly use its in marketing and advertisements. Contents • • • • • • System requirements [ ] Mac OS X Jaguar required a or and 128 of. Special builds were released for the first systems released by Apple.
New and changed features [ ] Mac OS X Jaguar introduced many new features to the Mac OS that remain to this day, including support in [ ], and for handwriting recognition. It also included the first release of Apple's implementation, (later referred to as Bonjour), which allows devices over a network to discover each other and display available services to the user, such as,, and printers. Mac OS X Jaguar Server 10.2.2 added to, the native Macintosh file system, to add increased reliability and data recovery features. This was later added to the standard Mac OS X in version 10.3. Debuted in Jaguar, used to composite graphics directly on the, without the use of software to composite windows. The technology allotted the task of drawing the 3D surface of windows to the video card, rather than to the CPU, to increase interface responsiveness and performance. Was added to allow the Macintosh to be usable.
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The user interface of the Mac OS was also amended to add search features to the using the updated. Internally, Jaguar also added the (also known as CUPS), a modular printing system for, and improved support for networks using the open-source as a server for the remote file access protocol and a FreeBSD-derived module as a client for SMB. The famous that had greeted Mac users for almost 18 years during the Macintosh startup sequence was replaced with a large grey Apple logo with the introduction of Mac OS X Jaguar. Marketing [ ] In October 2002, Apple offered free copies of Jaguar to all U.S K-12 teachers as part of the 'X For Teachers' program.
Teachers who wanted to get a copy simply had to fill out a form and a packet containing Mac OS X installation discs and manuals was shipped to the school where they worked. Jaguar marked the first Mac OS X release which publicly used its code name as both a marketing ploy and as an official reference to the operating system. To that effect, Apple replaced the packaging for Mac OS X with a new -themed box. Mac OS X 10.2 was never officially referred to as Jaguar in the United Kingdom due to an agreement with the car manufacturer, [ ] although boxes and CDs still bore the Jaguar- logo. Starting with Jaguar, OS X releases were given a -related marketing name upon announcement until the introduction of in June 2013, at which point OS X releases began to be named after locations in, where Apple is headquartered. OS X releases are now also referred to by their marketing name, in addition to version numbers.