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Mac OS X for Windows Users: A Switchers' Guide by David Coursey

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Chapter 6. Taming Your Jaguar

At 10:20 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2002, Mac OS X became a real operating system. Previously, it had been a nice attempt that still lacked some essential features, such as the ability to easily connect to Microsoft Windows networks.

I know the exact time for this because it’s when Apple Stores began selling the new 10.2 version to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of the faithful who gathered for the in-store launch parties. Those attending in Palo Alto, not far from Apple’s Cupertino campus, actually got a glimpse of Steve Jobs, who has rock-star status among the really hard-core Mac users.

Mac OS X 10.2 is an excellent operating system with a silly nickname: Jaguar. The tropical cat had provided the code name used ...

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