Apple Previews “Jaguar,” the Next Major Release of Mac OS X

Features Major New Technologies and Applications

WWDC 2002, San Jose, California—May 6, 2002—Apple® today previewed the next major version of Mac® OS X, code-named “Jaguar,” to more than 2,500 Macintosh developers at its Worldwide Developers Conference. “Jaguar” will be available to customers in late summer 2002, and will further establish Mac OS X as the most advanced operating system in the world.
“Jaguar is packed with incredible new features that Mac OS X users are going to love, including our iChat instant messaging software,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Jaguar takes the world’s highest-volume UNIX-based operating system to the next level, adding amazing new technologies never before seen in any operating system.”
“Jaguar” includes many innovative new features, such as:
  • iChat, Apple’s new AIM-compatible instant messaging software that is built into Mac OS X and integrated with the new Mail and Address Book applications;
  • QuickTime® 6, the first complete solution for industry standard MPEG-4 video and AAC audio streaming;
  • Rendezvous, Apple’s proposed new industry standard for automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks (i.e., Ethernet, AirPort®);
  • Address Book, Apple’s new system-wide database for managing contact information;
  • Finder™, now enhanced with spring-loaded folders and new instant searching;
  • Sherlock® 3, Apple’s all-new Internet search and services tool;
  • Quartz™ Extreme, the hardware accelerated Quartz graphics and compositing engine;
  • UNIX Tools, the latest UNIX advancements including FreeBSD 4.4 updates, the new GCC 3 compiler, IPv6 and IPSec; and
  • Windows Support, for increased compatibility with Windows networks with SMB browsing and sharing as well as built-in PPTP VPN security.

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