|Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar [OLD VERSION]
|List Price: $129.00
Our Price: $89.99
You Save: $39.01 (30%)
Referred to by its code name, Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.2 contains more than 150 new features and provides significant enhancements to its modern, Unix-based foundation. From AOL-compatible instant messaging to advanced junk mail filtering and a revolutionary Web search tool, Jaguar is as innovative as the computers that run it. With iChat, the AOL-compatible instant messenger, you can chat with your AOL and Mac.com buddies through a fun, easy-to-use interface. Sherlock 3, the new Web search tool, delivers stock quotes, maps, restaurants, and more without a browser. QuickTime 6 supports MPEG-4, the new worldwide standard for playing and viewing pro-quality audio and video over the Internet. This new version also includes Rendezvous, a revolutionary networking technology that lets you link computers and devices instantly without any configuration. Another cool new feature is Inkwell, which lets you write on a graphics tablet, and Jaguar turns your handwriting into typed text at the cursor in any application. And with new compatibility built into Mac OS X 10.2, sharing files, using Windows documents, and connecting to a Windows network have never been easier. And it easily runs Microsoft Office. For business users, Jaguar comes with Active Directory interoperability, and with a PPTP-based VPN (virtual private network) client that allows Mac users to connect remotely to Windows corporate networks. Jaguar's complete suite of professional-quality developer tools now features GCC 3.1, which radically improves C++ build times and standards compliance. The updated Interface Builder makes it easier to group, lock, and drag Aqua controls between windows for rapid user-interface creation. And, perhaps best of all, these professional tools are still included with every copy of Jaguar, empowering Java, C, and AppleScript Studio developers to do their best work on the Macintosh platform.
Referred to by its code name, Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.2 contains more than 150 new features and provides significant enhancements to its modern, Unix-based foundation. From AOL-compatible instant messaging to advanced junk mail filtering and a revolutionary Web search tool, Jaguar is as innovative as the computers that run it.
With iChat, the AOL-compatible instant messenger, you can chat with your AOL and Mac.com buddies through a fun, easy-to-use interface. Sherlock 3, the new Web search tool, delivers stock quotes, maps, restaurants, and more without a browser. QuickTime 6 supports MPEG-4, the new worldwide standard for playing and viewing pro-quality audio and video over the Internet. This new version also includes Rendezvous, a revolutionary networking technology that lets you link computers and devices instantly without any configuration.
Another cool new feature is Inkwell, which lets you write on a graphics tablet, and Jaguar turns your handwriting into typed text at the cursor in any application. And with new compatibility built into Mac OS X 10.2, sharing files, using Windows documents, and connecting to a Windows network have never been easier. And it easily runs Microsoft Office. For business users, Jaguar comes with Active Directory interoperability, and with a PPTP-based VPN (virtual private network) client that allows Mac users to connect remotely to Windows corporate networks.
Jaguar's complete suite of professional-quality developer tools now features GCC 3.1, which radically improves C++ build times and standards compliance. The updated Interface Builder makes it easier to group, lock, and drag Aqua controls between windows for rapid user-interface creation. And, perhaps best of all, these professional tools are still included with every copy of Jaguar, empowering Java, C, and AppleScript Studio developers to do their best work on the Macintosh platform.
- used, legal, in original box
- includes OS 10.2 CD and Developer Tools CD
- includes documentation and proof of purchase coupons
- XP's a Joke compared to Jaguar
OS X is supierior in every way to anything Windows has to offer. I've been running 10.2 since released last August and have had zero, thats right, zero crashes. I'm forced to work with various flavors of Windows, including XP and none can compare. Stability, ease of use, cutting edge technology, true plug and play (unlike Windows plug and pray). Why would you choose anything else? I don't feel excluded or left out. I feel empowered by a computer that does everything I can think of and more....more info
Best OS I have ever used and I have been in the industry for 25 years. If you haven't moved on from windows yet, now is the time that you really should. This is the OS that everybody should be using....more info
- Best Consumer OS, no question
i work with windows at work, and play with mac at home. jaguar is by far the superior in so far as stability, elegance and speed. again, as with most pc vs. mac debates, aside from gamers, most end users should be fine on either platform... the difference being whether one wants to enjoy their time on their computer or struggle with the usual windows snafu's. the look and feel of jaguar is elegant and responsive. i had os x 10.1 when i first got my ibook, and i immediately noticed a snappier response when opening apps and files when i upgraded to jaguar( even though my graph card can't fully take advantage of quartz technology).
the only gripes i have with jaguar and os x is the difficulty in personalizing the desktop and general look of the os (although like i said, the default look is excellent). there are ways around this, although the hacks and apps are endorsed by apple, so do so with caution....more info
- This is awesome
The best Mac OS yet. I'm amazed each day at the capabilities of this operating system. I haven't had to restart in nearly 5 months! This IS the smoothest, best looking, best running operating system I have EVER used!...more info
You simply have to see it to believe it....more info
- One of the good ones.
Mac OS X.2 (10.2 or Jaguar) is one of the sturdiest operating systems i've used. I know most pc users out-right hate Macs... I don't OSX including OSX.2 has UNIX built in. This allows great things to be done. And supports older Mac software. I can't wait for OSX.3 (Panther)... This will add more great features such as Expose, a new version of Mail, a new finder (they allow labels to be used like in MacOS/System 7 & 8), and even fast user switching. iChatAV will remake the face of instant messaging. Panther is the only way you could make Jaguar better... Panther will even come with X11 (Xfree) to allow Linux programs that use XWindows to run....more info
- Substantial improvement
This is a very stable, incredibly smooth OS. It launches at lightning speed, is very intuitive and the learning curve is very short. If there is a downside, compatible professional graphic software is in short supply. It is a huge improvement over Windows and previous Mac OS....more info
- much faster than 10.1.5
i unfortunatly bought a new ibook on july 16, one day before the release of 10.2, so I had to pay full price for the upgrade...
The upgrade is, even at full price, well worth the cost.
I had been origionaly disappointed by the performance of my ibook. It seemed sluggish when compared to my desktop pc. With 10.2 however I noticed a marked improvements in everything.
Internet pages load faster
MicroSoft word documents are converted faster
CDs convert to mp3 format slightly faster
ViaVoice, which I origionaly bought for 10.1, was faster
My printer finaly works
with 10.2 my lowly 600mhz ibook seems to be comparable in performance to my 1.6ghz desktop pc
BUY AN IBOOK
BUY A BOBLBEE BACKPACK TO KEEP IT ALL IN
yes a boblbee backpack
perfect if your in college...more info
- Don't be the 1%
Don't be left out with what 99% of personal computer users enjoy. Stick with the mainstream. Be part of the masses. Windows XP is faster, more stable, and has more options than Mac will ever have. Why should you feel left out?...more info
- Really really really really great...
If you like this sort of thing, it's the best. I don't know what else to say. I end up sitting infront of the computer a lot, and this product makes that time very tolerable...maybe even fun at times. I've had a few periods where I didn't restart the computer for many MANY weeks at a stretch. Always reliable, rock solid...and I mean TRULY. When it comes to stability, reliablility, predictability, etc...to the point where the user notices they are much more relaxed during their time in front of the thing...no other (consumer-type) OS does the things this one does....more info
- Amazon reviews: Now featuring False Information!
Mac OS X does not disable built-in floppy drives. Mac OS X runs better on computers that are built for it. Running it on a Beige G3 is like running Windows on a 486; you can do it, but it doesn't mean you should. Crashes occour from poorly-designed APPLICATIONS, not OS X. I have had OS X for over a year, and I have had only 2 'kernel panics' (full system lockups). hbj200 is wrong about the 1%. it's more like 8% and growing rapidly, and everyone uses Windows because they believe Bill's propaganda. There is more documentation about digital cameras that networking in OS 10.2 because of Rendezvous (Stable, Efficient Networking for Dummies)
- Just keeps getting better
OS X has something for everyone. Whether you want to browse the Web and email, work with pictures or home movies, maintain an MP3 collection, play games, develop software, experiment with free Unix/Linux software (via Fink or otherwise), or run a huge variety of network utilities, OS X does it better than anything else out there. I have enjoyed OS X since it first came out, and it keeps getting more enjoyable as Apple adds new features and iApps. I recommend it to everyone from the complete newbie to the most seasoned Unix admin....more info
- Dont Let Anyone Discourage You
Some people have mentioned that Windows XP is a much better OS than the 10.2 Jaguar. I have something to say about that:
The OS X Jaguar is the most stable, reliable, and initiative OS ever made from Apple. Windows XP is an Operating System for computer newbies. I personally use Linux most of the time (Slackware) but when I am not using that, I am using Windows 2000, which is a much better Operating System compared to Windows XP.
Now back to the OSX Jaguar, I was very impressed with how little it crashed compared to my old OS. The email program specifically would crash very often, and the Jaguar really fixed this problem. Yay, now I have less to worry about when I get 300 pieces of spam mail in my inbox! I found the Networking capabilities with PCs a nice bonus to this OS. Apple has realized that to partially win the battle, they have learned that if they can't beat them, minutely join them! Networking the Apple and the PC together is a nice feature. Being able to share printers is also great. I was never able to do this with my other versions of Mac OS. I don't know, maybe I was too stupid to know how, but on Jaguar it was a few clicks away and I was finished.
I noticed that the graphics have been upped a small notch which is also a great feature, and ofcourse I see it taking more and more advantage of my G4 every day. I recommend this OS to any extreme Mac user....more info
- Older iMacs can't do both OS X and 9
Some features of OS X 10.2 are definitely better, faster on OS X 10.2 than on OS 9.1, but there are several anomalies when interfacing with a Windows dominated world, more than with OS 9.1, such as setting up email (Outlook doesn't seem to work with OS X 10.2), scrolling the sddress book, etc.
The main problem is that on my iMac DV+ (bought late summer 2000), I can't run both Classic and OS X 10.2 - the OS X 10.2 install discs told me I had to do a complete memory wipe of all my Classic documents and applications (I bought an external hard drive to store these but can't start up on it). When I called Apple to see about options to run both Classic and OS X, the technician told me that they no longer supported the older iMac's and that help was $49/question!...more info
- A Must-Have for modern G3-G4 Macs.
OS X 10.2, code-named Jaguar, is a must have upgrade for modern Macs. While OS X was perhaps a little to sluggish on my rev.A iMac, on my iBook 700, it has become my computing home. Yet, there were shortfalls in the initial versions of OS X. Features and polish that I was accustomed to, being a Mac user since Version 6, were lacking. Jaguar makes OS X complete. Performance, functionality and user interaction are up to the level one expects from Apple....more info
- Not for old machines
I installed mac os 10.2 and it booted with no brightness. I'am using a apple wallstreet 250 MHZ. Every time I startup the screen is dim and I have to turn up the contrast. If I wake it up from sleep mode it won't let me adjust the brightness unless I reboot. A real big pain in the neck. I have been using OS 9 for 3 years now. I was planning on upgrading my memory and my hard drive. Then go to 10.2. I'am glad I tested it first before upgrading. That would be a waste of time and money. So it was a good lesson. Do not run Mac OS X on a old machine. Back to 9 I go....more info
- Simply the best
I loved 10.1 due to the superior interface and stability of the unix-based platform, but there were a number of annoyances. These have almost UNIFORMLY been fixed in Jaguar (10.2) and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I'm running it at home on a high-end (if 2 year old) machine - dual processor G4 machine with Radeon graphics card and on a 6-month after debut iMac (from way back), so i feel i have a good experience of using it. First the best news:
* Neither machine has crashed since I installed 10.2. And the iMac was real flakey with 10.1.whatever -- it now is solid
* It's faster to startup, initialise OS9 and just plain do stuff. Especially noticeable on the iMac.
* My QPS!Fire CD-R/W drive can now burn from iTunes and desktop. In 10.1 it could only do it through Toast
* All my other stuff (IR mouse, ancient serial line X-10 control system "MouseHouse", KeySpan USB-serial interface, palm interface) works just fine.
* USB Printer sharing!!! Phew. Now I can share my canon printer and not have to export stuff around the house and run from room to room.
Other nice news:
* Smooth and clean fonts
* Sherlock yellow pages and other modules is awesome
* Hog heaven for unix hackers like me!
Overall, for me, the big wins were supporting way more peripherals natively than it used to, speed improvements and stability. As an example, I used to reboot in a "nothing can interrupt" configuration to burn CDs -- no network or anything. Now I browse the web and download software while burning at 32x. Last night the (Microsoft) web browser crashed whle I was burning a CD and I had to kill the browser -- BUT THE CD KEPT BEING BURNT THROUGHOUT. Mega-nice.
I usually like to write balanced reviews, but from my perspectives, there were NO drawbacks to upgrading to 10.2 except $$$. I see that others have had problems with peripherals and print drivers -- my experiecne has been exactly the opposite. Everything from ancient RS232 serial ports running through a Keyspan serial to USB converter has continued to work, and stuff which previously didn't, now does....more info
- Steve Jobs & Co. have done it again!
I have always been a big fan of Apple products; from using an Apple IIe in grade school, to a Mac IIsi in high school, to the very first iMac, and now to a brand-new G4 tower. Thankfully I have converted my husband as well. But when we needed a second computer in our house in addition to our iMac DV, we opted for a PC because of its lower cost. We thought it would be really great because it had XP and we'd be able to play more games on it. Bad idea. After a year and a half of use, it became so bogged down with spyware and adware that we had to reformat the hard drive twice in one week. Also, we needed to have a computer with a beefier video card than the iMac has, and unfortunately iMacs are only upgradeable in its RAM.
Frustrated, we shopped around for a new Mac to replace the iMac. This time we decided to do it right and invest in a G4 tower. We bought directly from Apple, with 10.2 Jaguar installed.
This machine works like a dream. My main problem with OS 9 was the fact that although it had the capability to setup different users on one computer, it didn't work all that well: if I set up a wallpaper on my ID, I would see it on my desktop until my husband signed on, and then I would have HIS wallpaper on my next startup. I also couldn't access all of the programs that he could, even though we were both set up as administrators. These bugs have now been fixed; when I login all of my preferences appear, and the same for my husband. Yet we can both access the same programs.
Apple has made tremendous strides in improving their computers' interfacing capabilities with PC products, and OS X 10.2 is no exception. Included in the software are 30-day trials for Microsoft Office, along with other PC products.
I could go on and on about the tremendous benefits of Jaguar, but I think it can be best summed up with this: now we are going to sell our PC instead of our iMac, and we have upgraded our iMac to run on Jaguar as well.
Go for Jaguar. It truly will simplify your life. I will never buy a PC again (except for Virtual PC for the Mac- some programs just can't be run on a Mac without this program)....more info
- Great OS
I am recent to Mac. I started with OS X 10.1 about a year ago. I wish I had dumped my PC years ago and gotten an Apple. Anyway, I decided to upgrade to 10.2. At first I hesitated since I couldn't imagine Jaguar was much better than 10.1. I was wrong. What a wonderful OS. Makes my iMac even better. As would be expected, installation was simple. Now I will just wonder what more they will do with 10.3.
My friend, a PC user saw my system and is asking me to burn his home videos, etc. He gave up on getting his Windows system to work right!...more info
- Even worst than before
I've been using my IMac with OS X.1 for 6 months and decided to upgrade to Jaguar; big mistake, I've had to switch the machine off 4 times in 6 hours.
For a multi tasking machine, the CD/DVD drive still locks all processing whilst running, and if it doesn't let go - off the machine has to goes. My firewire drive (which never let me down before) has caused the machine to lock up twice. These sort of problems were sorted out on MS machines years ago; the 'spinning ball of death' may look better, but it is still annoying, I find this unacceptable from a professional hardware/software.
Apart from improvements to ITunes (about time) and Address Book (whatelse could they do) I can't see where my [$] has gone. I love the interface (and absolutely hate OS9/classic) but where's the software ?...more info
- Best OS available
This is the best OS I've used, and I've used a lot of 'em...more info
- Best Keeps Getting Better
Don't be fooled. Don't join the masses. With Apple's new G5 systems, Macs blow everything else out of the water. Sure there are more Windows users than Mac users. There are also more cockroaches than humans. Does that make the cockroach a superior being? (Well, the immunity to radiation bit is in their favor.)
Jaguar is the latest release of OS X. A true multitasking operating system based on UNIX. Yes, there is a REAL version of UNIX under the hood and the hackers among you will drool over the possibilities. Apple is beginning to take advantage of the superior hardware design capabilities of the Mac with OS X.
The best part, OS X hides the UNIX underpinnings in a superior Graphical User Interface (known as Aqua.) So, if you know nothing about UNIX, don't worry, you don't have to know UNIX to use a Mac. Ease of use has been the hallmark of Macs since their introduction back in 1984.
You have the ability to create a true multi-user enviornment. Multiple userids, multiple processes running simultaneously and protected memory. This means if you have a program crash, only the one program will crash, everything else keeps going and going and going. (Sorry Energizer Bunny, I couldn't resist.)
If you are a UNIX lover, Apple provides the Terminal application which gives you full access to the UNIX kernel system.
If you are among the long-time Mac user community, you may have come to love the capabilities of OS 9 (or 8 or earlier.) Some Macs still have the ability to boot into either OS 9 or OS X. Newer Macs only allow OS X booting. If you still have programs from the days when you could boot into OS 9, you can still run many of them in "Classic" environment. Classic is an emulator, running on OS X to allow you to still run older programs requiring the older OS. Admittedly, there are programs that won't work in Classic. Mostly programs needing custom-made extensions or Control Panels may not load. Also, most of the still-existing software companies are creating native OS X versions of their programs.
If you insist on running Windows XP or 2000 or 98 or 95 or DOS, you even have the option of running Virtual PC (which, by the way, is now owned by Microsoft - think about that for a moment.)
There is also a Mac version of Microsoft's Office Suite. This allows you to exchange documents with your PC counterparts, seamlessly.
Macs have superior video capabilities and OS X takes full advantage of this.
OS X has some superior software to go along for the ride - iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto and iTunes, to name a few. These are all free.
With OS X, Mac users will be leaving others in the dust.
Superior hardware design coupled with well-thought-out software design makes the Mac environment hard to beat. Add to that the ability to use state-of-the art hardware and nothing else even comes close. Long live Mac!...more info
- Is this perfection?
Mac OS 10.1 was flawed. Very flawed. It was basically the beta test for ironing out 10.2. Why didn't the call 10.2 10.1? This is great, and the aqua interface is velvety soft. Why don't icons always look this great? I have never, ever crashed 10.2, and I do everything that is not recommended for it. I open up 4 web browsers and Sherlock and the OS glides through the applications. This is the best OS I have ever seen, and Windows has yet to top even 10.1....more info
- Rock Solid.
Mac OS X Jaguar is a heavy duty operating system... Fun, too. : )...more info
- Very happy user changed from OS 9 to OS X (Jaguar)
I am one of those who has been very cautious about changing from OS 9 to OS X. Although I had occasional crashes and conflicts using OS 9, it seemed to perfrom ok and I could put of with those few glitches. I am not one who is interested in living on the "bleeding edge" of technology.
When OS 10.2 (Jaguar) became available, I decided it was time to hold my breath and take the plunge. I can't tell you how happy I have been since making the change.
I prepared myself by ordering copies of my most often used software including Office X, Quicken, Photoshop, etc. Although I expected there would be problems during the installation, it went without any hitches....that is ZERO problems!
I used an Epson 860 printer which worked immediately. I didn't have to go looking for drivers or any other software. My external CD/RW firewire drive worked without problems as did my USB flashcard readers. I have now had Jaguar installed for about a month (since it was released) and I have not had any hangs or crashes. There really was more frustration in my using OS 9 than I had realized. Certainly I think this is the time to consider moving to OS 10.2 if you are still marginally satisfied with OS 9 and have been waiting for a great new operating system.
I did buy David Pugue's "Mac OS X" book (O'Reilly) along with the software. I am happy to have the book as a good reference as it is very helpful for those of us who have moved from OS 9 to OS X. However I also find that the new operating system is so easy and intuitive and I have not spent a lot of time looking up details in the book.
So if you are one of those users who is still wondering if it is the time to change from OS 9 to OS X, I can confirm that the process was very easy and went without any problems for me. I also enjoy the look and feel of the new desktop. I really has been a very easy transition.
P.S. I like the new interface to the .MAC account as well as iPhoto....more info