Apple's jaguar. (new products).
Apple made a passel of announcements at its annual New York City MacWorld conference in June, but here's the bad news first. All the free stuff available at iTools-Apple-hosted Web pages, iDisk storage and mac. com e-mail addresses--will cost $100 a year (starting Sept. 30) under the new name, .mac. These features are enhanced, but Apple had been one of the few holdouts still offering valuable free stuff online.
Apple hopes its new operating system, Mac OS 10.2, or Jaguar, will tip districts to update their operating systems, most of which are pre-OS X. The system includes Rendezvous, the networking technology that replaces AppleTalk and allows users to quickly and easily link computers and devices through Ethernet, AirPort, Bluetooth, or USB and FireWire. Jaguar also includes iChat, the new AIM-compatible instant messaging application and Inkwell, a handwriting recognition technology that allows applications to work with a tablet device. Although there was no completely new machine unveiled in June, a 17-inch widescreen iMac was introduced for $2,000.
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