Mac OS X v10.0

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Mac OS X version 10.0, code named Cheetah, was the first official public release of Apple Computer's Mac OS X operating system. It followed the Mac OS X Public Beta and preceded Mac OS X v10.1.

Mac OS X v10.0 was commercially available for $129 USD and was compatible with the Power Macintosh G3, G4, G4 Cube, iMac, PowerBook G3, PowerBook G4, and iBook computers, as long as they had at least 128MB of physical RAM. Processor upgrade cards were not supported. Mac OS X v10.0 was available in retail stores as of March 24, 2001.

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Features

  • The Dock
  • UNIX based system kernel
  • Terminal
  • Mail e-mail client
  • Address Book
  • New word processor replacing SimpleText called TextEdit.
  • Full preemptive multitasking support, a long awaited feature on the Mac.
  • Better PDF Support
  • Aqua Interface
  • Darwin
  • OpenGL 3D
  • AppleScript
  • BSD networking
  • Carbon and Cocoa
  • Sherlock
  • Preview
  • Image Capture

Multilingual snags

With Mac OS X version 10.0.0 began a short era (that ended with Mac OS X version 10.2 Jaguar's release) where Apple offered two types of installation CDs: 1Z and 2Z CDs. The difference in the two lay in the extent of multilingual support.

Input of simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, and Korean were only included with the 2Z CDs. They also came with more languages (the full set of 15 languages), whereas the 1Z CDs came only with about eight languages and in version 10.0.x, could not actually display simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and Korean (except for the Chinese characters present in Japanese Kanji). A variant of 2Z CDs began when Mac OS X v10.0.3 was released to the Asian market. However, it could not be upgraded to version 10.0.4 of the operating system. The brief period of multilingual unhappiness ended with the release of Mac OS X v10.1, and came to a real end for good with Mac OS X v10.2. Currently, all Mac OS X installer CDs and preinstallations include the full set of 15 languages and full multilingual compatibility.

Version history

External link

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