2003-5 Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Panther)

Mac OS X version 10.3 Panther, is the fourth major release of Apple Inc.'s operating system Mac OS X. The previous release was called Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar", and the following release was Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger". Apple charged USD 129.00 for a single-user license and USD 199.00 for a Family Pack (5 user, 1 household) license.

New features

Apple released Panther on October 24, 2003. Apple claimed that Panther had at least 150 new features, including:

Mac OS X 10.3 desktop

  • Finder updated interface
    • Brushed-metal interface
    • Real-time searching (like iTunes)
    • Customisable sidebar (like iTunes)
  • Fast user switching, that allows a user to remain logged in while another user logs in, featuring the desktop on an animated cube (the effect is only seen on systems with Quartz Extreme). Windows XP has a similar feature without an animated cube.
  • Exposé, a program to help the user manage windows, especially large numbers of them.
  • Fax support built-in.
  • X11 support built-in.
  • TextEdit support for Microsoft Word (*.doc) documents.
  • Microsoft Windows interoperability improvements, including support for SecurlD-based VPNs.
  • Security
  • Xcode Developer Tools, which speed compile times significantly with GCC 3.3.
  • iChat AV video-conferencing software
  • PDF rendering speed increases
  • File labels are back!
  • Pixlet high definition video codec (for digital animation, of Pixar fame) included
  • Safari was introduced in this version and replaced with the older internet system.

Version history

Mac OS X 10.3 DVD-ROM

System requirements

The system requirements are:[1]

  • Models with a PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor (233 MHz minimum)
  • Integrated USB (indicative of New World ROM)
  • 128 MB RAM minimum (512 MB recommended)
  • Minimum of 1.5 GB of free disk space.
  • CD ROM.
  • Internet access requires a compatible provider.

References

External links

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