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MacOS X 10.4 (Tiger) released April 29th

Posted: 19:00:00, Monday, Apr 11, 2005   Expiration: 19:00:00, Monday, May 9, 2005  

The next major release of Apple OSX (10.4, named Tiger) became available April 29th.


Features of the new OS include:

  • Spotlight - a new enhanced search tool for the desktop
  • Dashboard - sort of a 2nd desktop used to run useful applications called widgets (Calculators, Calendars, Stock Tickers, Dictionary, Weather and more)
  • Safari RSS - completely new version (2.0)
  • iChat AV - multiway audio/video chat/conferencing application
  • Automator - utility to make and run scripts in OSX
  • Quicktime 7.0 - addition of H.264 video
  • .Mac Syncing - sync information with your .Mac account
  • Voiceover - have your Mac read emails to you and more- enhances overall universal access and adds extra handy keyboard shortcuts
  • Parental Controls - the most family friendly MacOS yet - lock down webbrowsers and control what is accessed on a user account basis.
  • Mail - new version of Apple's Mail includes integrated Spotlight searching and new smartfolders (think smart playlists in iTunes but for Mail)

System Requirements:

Mac OS X Version 10.4 requires a Macintosh with:
  • PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor
  • Built-in FireWire
  • At least 256MB of physical RAM
  • A built-in display or a display connected to an Apple-supplied video card supported by your computer
  • At least 2.0 GB of available space on your hard drive; 3.5GB of disk space if you install XCode 2 developer tools

Note: Mac OS X does not support processor upgrade cards. The amount of disk space required depends on your computer and the way you are installing Mac OS X.

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