Apple Gives Jaguar Free to All U.S. K-12 Teachers
CUPERTINO, California—October 17, 2002—Apple® today announced its “X for Teachers” program that gives a free copy of Mac® OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar” to every K-12 teacher in the U.S. “Jaguar” combines a stable and robust UNIX-based foundation with Macintosh’s legendary ease-of-use to create the world’s most advanced operating system for teaching, learning and administration. The free copy of “Jaguar” is accompanied by free copies of Apple’s Digital Hub applications–iMovie™ for digital video editing, iPhoto™ for organizing and sharing digital photos and iTunes™ for building a digital audio library.
“Getting Jaguar and a training CD for free makes it easy for teachers to move to Mac OS X, so they can spend more time using technology in the classroom and less time making it all work,” said John Couch, Apple’s vice president of Education. “Apple has delivered innovative products to teachers and schools for over 25 years, and Mac OS X is our best ever.”
“Apple put its vast experience with education technology to good use when designing Jaguar,” said Warren Williams, assistant superintendent of Grossmont Union High School District. “With features that can assist with teaching, learning, school and classroom administration, Jaguar is an easy-to-use winner for education.”
Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” delivers a number of innovative applications and features to teachers, including:
- Apple’s innovative iPhoto, iMovie and iTunes applications that bring the Digital Hub to the classroom for easy integration of digital media into lessons and presentations;
- Sherlock® 3, Apple’s all-new Internet services tool that makes it easy to find and display some of the most practical and useful information available on the Internet with a variety of “channels” like dictionary, thesaurus and language translation;
- Address Book, a central database for student, parent and colleague contacts that allows users to enter information just once and access it from other applications;
- a new Mail application that features junk mail filtering to identify and flag junk email messages, especially those that contain material inappropriate for schools;
- Universal Access features that exceed Section 508 requirements with the ability to magnify the screen, have highlighted text read aloud and use special keyboard commands such as mouse keys, sticky keys and slow keys; and
- unprecedented stability and performance from advanced features such as true protected memory, preemptive multitasking and advanced memory management.
With nearly 4,000 native Mac OS X applications available, including hundreds of education-specific applications, educators have a wealth of third party solutions to use in the classroom. Mac OS X also preserves previous investments with a compatibility environment called “Classic” that allows educators to run older Mac OS 9 applications.
Pricing & Availability
Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar,” is available for free to all qualifying* K-12 teachers in the United States at www.apple.com through December 31, 2002. Qualifying teachers receive Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar," Mac OS 9 for Classic support and a Getting Started with Mac OS X Training CD. There is absolutely no cost to teachers for shipping, handling or postage.
Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” requires a minimum of 128MB of memory and is designed to run on the following Apple products: eMac™, iMac®, iBook®, Power Macintosh® G3, Power Mac® G4 and any PowerBook® introduced after May 1998.
*Complete eligibility requirements and shipping information is available at www.apple.com/education/macosxforteachers/
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