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Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther": Apple., Software, $129/single user license

The latest release of the Macintosh operating system 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 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 file system. The system's Xcode lets users create Mac OS X applications with a user-friendly interface and developer tools such as GCC 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, 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 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
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