Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther": Apple.www.apple.com, Software, $129/single user license
The latest release of the Macintosh operating system (operating system) Macintosh Operating System - (Mac OS) Apple Computer, Inc.'s proprietary operating system for their Macintosh family of personal computers.
The part of the operating system that simulates the desktop is called "Finder. features more than 150 new features, including a new finder that provides one-click access to a user's favorite files and folders. The OS also features Expose, a new way to see all open windows at once; and iChat AV, a complete desktop video conferencing See videoconferencing.
(communications) video conferencing - A discussion between two or more groups of people who are in different places but can see and hear each other using electronic communications. application that offers full-screen, full-motion video over broadband.
Also new are the security system FileVault, Font Book for font management, enhanced mail, a fully integrated iDisk and enhanced Windows compatibility. Advancements have been made to the open-standard UNIX-based foundation, including support for the latest open source libraries, commands and technologies, x11 applications, Ipv6, Kerberos integration and an improved NFS (Network File System) The file sharing protocol in a Unix network. This de facto Unix standard, which is widely known as a "distributed file system," was developed by Sun. See file sharing protocol and WebNFS.
NFS - Network File System file system. The system's Xcode lets users create Mac OS X applications with a user-friendly interface and developer tools such as GCC GCC: see Gulf Cooperation Council.
(compiler, programming) GCC - The GNU Compiler Collection, which currently contains front ends for C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, and Ada, as well as libraries for these languages (libstdc++, libgcj, etc). 3.3. In addition, the system features the latest versions of iSync, iCal, iPhoto, iMovie, the iTunes Music Store and Apple's new default Web browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example, www.computerlanguage.com, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you. , Safari.
For customers who purchased v10.2 on Oct. 8, 2003 or later, the upgrade costs $19.95 plus shipping and handling.
Also available is the Mac OS X Server version 10.3 "Panther" ($499), a Unix-based server operating system See network operating system. with more than 150 new features. Panther server integrates open source and open standards software with management tools to deploy open source solutions for Mac, Windows and Linux users CIRCLE #501 FOR INFORMATION