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Encyclopedia > Mac OS X v10.2
Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar"
(Part of the Mac OS X family)
Screenshot

Screenshot of Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar"
Developer
Apple Computer
Release information
Release date: August 24, 2002 [citation needed]
Current version: 10.2.8 (October 3, 2003) [citation needed]
Source model: Closed source
License: APSL and Apple EULA
Kernel type: Hybrid kernel (XNU)
Support status
Unsupported

Mac OS X version 10.2 "Jaguar" was the third major release of Apple Computer's Mac OS X operating system. It superseded Mac OS X v10.1 code name Puma and preceded Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther." The operating system was initially available on August 24, 2002 for a price of US$129, or at a price of US$199 dollars for Apple's new 'family pack', which allowed five installations on separate computers in one household. The operating system was generally well received by Macintosh users as a large step forward in the areas of stability, general speed enhancements, and the lineup of both graphical and command line applications available; however, many critics still claimed that significant user interface speed issues existed and that the operating system was still immature and awkward to use. Mac OS X (official IPA pronunciation: ) is a line of proprietary, graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 165 KB) This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Apple Inc. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The text below is generated by a template, which has been proposed for deletion. ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... The Apple Public Source License is the open source license under which Apple Computers Darwin Project was released. ... A software license is a type of proprietary or gratiuitious license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software — sometimes called an End User License Agreement (EULA) — that specifies the perimeters of the permission granted by the owner to the... A kernel connects the application software to the hardware of a computer. ... Graphical overview of a hybrid kernel Hybrid kernels are essentially microkernels that have some non-essential machine code in the kernel address space in order for that code to run more quickly than it would were it to be in user space. ... XNU is the name of the kernel that Apple acquired and developed for use in the Mac OS X operating system and released as open source as part of the Darwin operating system. ... Apple Inc. ... Mac OS X (official IPA pronunciation: ) is a line of proprietary, graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... An operating system (OS) is a computer program that manages the hardware and software resources of a computer. ... Mac OS X version 10. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Mac OS X 'Jaguar' was the first Mac OS X release to publicly use its code name in marketing and advertisements. Today Mac OS X products continue the tradition, and Apple officially refers to their operating systems by their code names.

Contents

System Requirements

  • Supported Computers: Power Mac G3, G4, early Power Mac G5, iMac, eMac, PowerBook G3 or G4, or iBook computer
  • Amount of RAM Required: 128 megabytes

Look up RAM, Ram, ram in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Features

  • Increased support for Microsoft Windows networks - In Jaguar, Apple added much more support for Microsoft Windows networks, and Microsoft Windows sharing protocols. Most of the changes were added behind the scenes, which included new Samba tools, and new printing protocols.
  • Quartz Extreme - Quartz Extreme was added for compositing graphics directly on the video card, without the use of software to composite windows. The technology allotted the task of drawing the 3D surface of windows to the generally idle graphics processing unit, rather than to the central processing unit. Overall, the technology benefited the areas of user interface responsiveness and general speed enhancements throughout.
  • An adaptive spam mail filter
  • A system-wide repository for contact information in the new Address Book
  • Rendezvous (now called Bonjour) networking - Rendezvous is Apple's implementation of an IETF open protocol (Zeroconf) that allows devices over a network to essentially 'find each other' with a directory listing service. For example, a Rendezvous enabled printer connected to a network, could 'find' and connect to a Bonjour enabled computer without any user configuration. This technology is used today in applications like iTunes music sharing and iChat Rendezvous messaging.
  • iChat - An Apple-branded, officially-supported third party AOL Instant Messenger client.
  • A revamped Finder with searching built directly into every window.
  • Dozens of new Apple Universal Access features.
  • Sherlock 3: Web services (See Watson)
  • Increased speed across the entire system
  • Journaled file system (first introduced in 10.2.3 Server, later made available to 10.2.x clients)
  • Inkwell, for handwriting recognition.
  • CUPS or Common Unix Printing System, the modular printing system for Unix-like operating systems.

Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... Samba logo. ... Quartz Compositor is the windowing system that is responsible for the user interface in Mac OS X. On a Mac OS X system, the Quartz Compositor can be seen in a process list as Window Manager or, in more recent versions, WindowServer. ... VPU redirects here. ... CPU redirects here. ... A KMail folder full of spam emails collected over a few days. ... A mail filter is a piece of software which takes an input of an e-mail message. ... An address book or a name and address book (NAB) is a book or a collection of data storing contact details (for example: address, telephone number, e-mail address, fax number, mobile phone number). ... Bonjour, formerly Rendezvous, is Apples trade name for its implementation of the IETF Zeroconf specification framework, a computer network technology used in Apples Mac OS X from version 10. ... The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) develops and promotes Internet standards, cooperating closely with the W3C and ISO/IEC standard bodies; and dealing in particular with standards of the TCP/IP and Internet protocol suite. ... Zeroconf or Zero Configuration Networking is a set of techniques that automatically create a usable IP network without configuration or special servers. ... The correct title of this article is . ... iChat is an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), ICQ and Jabber client for Mac OS X. Using a Jabber-like protocol and Bonjour for user discovery, it also allows for LAN communication. ... AIM redirects here. ... The Finder is the default application program used on the Mac OS and Mac OS X operating systems that is responsible for the overall user-management of files, disks, network volumes and the launching of other applications. ... Apple Universal Access is a component of the Mac OS X operating system that provides computing abilities to the blind, deaf, and handicapped. ... Sherlock 3 Apple Computers Sherlock 3 technology is built into Mac OS X version 10. ... The W3C defines a Web service[1] as a software system designed to support interoperable Machine to Machine interaction over a network. ... Watson was a software program released by Karelia Software, LLC for the Apple Macintosh on November 27, 2001, which provided Internet content through a familiar Mac OS X-like interface through the use of plug-ins. ... Inkwell, later renamed Ink, but still mostly referred to as Inkwell by Apple is the name of the handwriting recognition technology built into Apple Computers Mac OS X. It was introduced in version 10. ... It has been suggested that on-line handwriting recognition be merged into this article or section. ... Cups may refer to: the Common Unix Printing System cup as a drinking vessel, a unit of volume, etc. ... The Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) is a modular computer printing system for Unix-like operating systems that allows a computer to act as a powerful print server. ... Diagram of the relationships between several Unix-like systems A Unix-like operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification. ... In computing, an operating system (OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations. ...

Marketing

Mac OS X 10.2 packaging
Mac OS X 10.2 packaging

Jaguar marked the first Mac OS X release which publicly used its code name as both a marketing ploy and as an actual official reference to the operating system. To that effect, Apple replaced their standard Mac OS X box with a new Jaguar-themed box. Image File history File links Mac_OS_X_Jaguar_Box. ... Image File history File links Mac_OS_X_Jaguar_Box. ...


Mac OS X v10.2 was never officially referred to as Jaguar in the United Kingdom due to an agreement with the car manufacturer Jaguar, although boxes and CDs still bore the Jaguar-skin logo. Jaguar Cars Limited is a British luxury car manufacturer, with headquarters in Browns Lane, Coventry, England. ...


Today, all Mac OS X releases are given a feline-related name upon announcement, and Mac OS X releases are now referred to by their code name, in addition to version numbers. Subfamilies Felinae Pantherinae Acinonychinae Machairodontinae (extinct) The Felidae family includes lions, tigers, domestic cats, and other felines as its members. ...


Criticisms

While most critics of the operating system agreed that Jaguar was a great step towards completion of the Mac OS X operating system, they criticized Apple for not spending enough time working on annoying user interface snags, as well as making the user interface user-friendly and 'well rounded.' Even with Quartz Extreme, critics claimed that user interface lag was still a significant problem in the operating system, and that the user interface was still not a completed piece of work. Many critics went as far as to say that the user interface was 'awkward' and when using Mac OS 9, they felt their system was significantly faster. Sherlock 2 for Mac OS 9 with the new metallic appearance Mac OS 9, introduced by Apple Computer on 1999-10-23, is the last version of the Classic Macintosh Operating System (Mac OS) released before being succeeded by Mac OS X. Upon introduction, Mac OS 9 was advertised as...


Version history

  • Mac OS X v10.2.0 (build 6C115), released August 23, 2002 (retail)
  • Mac OS X v10.2.1 (build 6D52, codename Jaguar Red), released September 18, 2002 (Apple: About the Mac OS X 10.2.1 Update)
  • Mac OS X v10.2.2 (build 6F21, codename Jaguar Blue or Merlot), released November 11, 2002 (Apple: About the Mac OS X 10.2.2 Update)
  • Mac OS X v10.2.3 (build 6G30, codename Jaguar Green), released December 19, 2002 (Apple: About the Mac OS X 10.2.3 Update)
  • Mac OS X v10.2.4 (build 6I32, codename Jaguar Pink), released February 13, 2003 (Apple: About the Mac OS X 10.2.4 Update)
  • Mac OS X v10.2.5 (build 6L29, codename Jaguar Plaid), released April 10, 2003 (Apple: About the Mac OS X 10.2.5 Update)
  • Mac OS X v10.2.6 (build 6L60, codename Jaguar Black), released May 6, 2003 (Apple Download Page)
  • Mac OS X v10.2.8 (build 6R65), released September 22, 2003 (Pulled from distribution because of bugs.)
  • Mac OS X v10.2.8 (build 6R73), released October 3, 2003 (Apple: About the Mac OS X 10.2.8 Update, Apple: About the Mac OS X 10.2.8 (G5) Update, Apple Download Page)

Mac OS X v10.2.7 (codenames Blackrider, Smeagol) was only available to the new Power Mac G5s and aluminum PowerBook G4s released before Mac OS X v10.3. Officially, it was never released to the general public. August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Mac OS X v10.2.8 is the last version of Mac OS X supported on the "beige G3" desktop and minitower systems, as well as the Powerbook G3 Series (1998) A.K.A. Wallstreet/PDQ. The PowerBook G3 was a line of laptop Macintosh computers made by Apple between 1997 to 2000. ...


Also, the famous Happy Mac that had served Mac users for almost 18 years during a Macintosh's startup sequence was replaced with a large grey Apple logo with the introduction of Mac OS X 10.2. A Happy Mac is the normal bootup (startup) icon of an Apple Macintosh computer running older versions of the Mac OS operating system. ...


References

  • John Siracusa (2005). OS X 10.2 Jaguar. Retrieved November 1, 2005.
  • Amazon.com, Inc. (2005). Product Description: Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar). Retrieved November 1, 2005.
  • Fried, Ian. "Apple gives break to multi-Mac homes", News.com, 15 August 2002.

External links

  • Apple: Mac OS X 10.2: Chart of available Mac OS software updates
  • Ars Technica: Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
History of the Apple Macintosh Operating Systems
Classic Mac OS (History): System 6 · System 7 · Mac OS 8 · Mac OS 9
Mac OS X (History): Public Beta · v10.0 · v10.1 · v10.2 · v10.3 · v10.4 · v10.5
Mac OS X Server: Rhapsody · Mac OS X Server 1.0 · Mac OS X Server
Other OS projects: A/UX · Taligent · Copland · MkLinux · Darwin

 
 

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