Apple Press Info

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:

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 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

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

Press Contacts:
Josh Morgan
(408) 974-7149

Pradnya Goil
(650) 429-2769

Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac OS, iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, Sherlock, eMac, iMac, iBook, Power Macintosh, Power Mac and PowerBook are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Apple Media Helpline (408) 974-2042