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Advanced Apple Operating System Available in Stores Now

Apple customers can now buy Mac OS X in stores around the world. An advanced operating system, Mac OS X combines the power and openness of UNIX with the ease of use and broad applications base of Macintosh. More than 350 applications for Mac OS X have been shipped, and hundreds more are expected by the summer. Apple has also shipped Mac OS X versions of its three most popular applications, iMovie 2, iTunes and a preview version of AppleWorks 6.1, available as free downloads at www.apple.com/uk.

Mac OS X is built upon a stable, open source, UNIX-based foundation called Darwin, and features true memory protection, preemptive multi-tasking and symmetric multiprocessing when running on the dual processor Power Mac G4. Mac OS X includes Apple’s new Quartz 2D graphics engine, OpenGL for 3D graphics and gaming, and QuickTime for streaming audio and video, as well as many other features. The product is shipped with seven languages — English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch — included on a single CD. Apple Computer, Campbell, CA, (800) 959-2775, www.apple.com/education.

This article originally appeared in the 05/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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