The year is 2012, as well as a Mar of a Big Cats continues. Apple is about to recover Mountain Lion, a ultimate iteration of (Mac) OS X, as well as adults of a Appleverse have been fervent to try what this latest sly has to offer. How distant we’ve come in only over a decade.
Back in 2001 Apple introduced their new, prolonged awaited deputy to a Classic Macintosh System Software: Mac OS X. As Mountain Lion goes upon a prowl, Cult of Mac reviews a Evolution of OS X as well as once again presents a demeanour behind during Apple’s Big Cats over a years – from Cheetah as well as Puma by to Apple’s stream Felidae offerings.
Mac OS X 10.0 “Cheetah”, 10.1 “Puma” (2001)
After multiform unfinished attempts, a period of CEOs as well as a merger of NeXT, Apple eventually shipped their subsequent era handling complement in Apr of 2001. Codenamed “Cheetah”, Mac OS X 10.0 was some-more a explanation of judgment than a useable OS, though it put a Macintosh GUI upon tip of UNIX as well as told a universe which Apple was critical about relocating ahead. The 10.1 “Puma” recover brought indispensable fortitude as well as some-more finish capabilities similar to CD recording as well as DVD playback, as well as was supposing as a giveaway upgrade.
Aqua was a lickable latest visible thesis for a system, with blue scrollbars, soft buttons as well as a latest tool called The Dock. Mac OS 9 ran as Classic Mode, which was required given small local OS X program was accessible during this time. Internet Explorer was a web browser, Sherlock rubbed Find, as well as iTunes as well as iMovie were carried over from OS 9. The Chess focus which debuted with Cheetah has altered small in 10 years!
10.1 was additionally a final Mac OS recover which used a Happy Mac face upon startup; a some-more critical though reduction fun Apple idol with a spinning rigging debuted in Jaguar.
Mac OS X 10.2 “Jaguar” (2002)
Jaguar was a initial indeed renouned Mac OS X release, as well as many longtime Mac users done a burst to OS X with this version. 10.2 was a default foot preference upon latest Macs, as well as was a initial to publicly operate a growth formula name for selling – a name “Jaguar” leaked out prior to launch, as well as people favourite it, so Apple capitalized upon a term. Big cats have been with us since.
Jaguar offering important opening improvements, improved copy options, as well as introduced Quartz Extreme graphics. Rendezvous appears with this release, a TCP/IP homogeneous of AppleTalk. The iLife apartment as well as Digital Hub concepts done their entrance as this time, a iPhoto idol was combined to wharf as well as a iTunes idol altered to purple.
Safari, Apple’s latest web browser, was introduced as an pick if Microsoft dropped Internet Explorer for Macintosh; before long after release, Microsoft killed Explorer for Mac. The demeanour as well as feel of a OS additionally proposed to develop during this time, with Apple utilizing a churned operate of Aqua’s striped clarity as well as iTunes’ Brushed Aluminum themes.
Mac OS X 10.3 “Panther” (2003)
Panther was maybe a initial OS X recover which indeed began to feel faster than Mac OS 9. The OS was really poignant as well as useable, as well as many early filesharing as well as networking issues were eventually resolved. The sidebar appeared in a Finder to support with hoop navigation, as well as a strange Aqua demeanour as well as feel began to wane. Brushed Aluminum would browbeat for years to come, both onscreen as well as with Apple’s products themselves.
Fast User Switching was implemented in Panther, along with Exposé shortcuts as well as Filevault hoop encryption. Rendezvous was renamed as Bonjour (some kind of rights issue), iTunes went immature as well as a iTunes Music Store was born. iChat AV additionally appeared during this time, maybe indication Apple’s pierce in to some-more modernized communications technologies similar to a iPhone as well as FaceTime. But no a single was (publicly) meditative which approach during a time.