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Jaguar Sells 100,000 Copies First Weekend

50,000 visit Apple stores for live demos By Dave Nagel
Apple says that it sold more than 100,000 copies of Mac OS X 10.2, also known as Jaguar, during its first weekend. Apple says this is a record for sales of any version of the Mac OS for an opening weekend. In addition, more than 50,000 consumers visited Apple's retail stores Friday night to view the company's "100 Minutes of Jaguar" launch event.

Mac OS X 10.2 includes more than 150 new features an applications, including a new Mail application, iChat, a system-wide address book, handwriting recognition, QuickTime 6, enhanced Finder, Sherlock 3, improved Universal Access, Rendezvous networking and Quartz Extreme.

Quartz Extreme, probably the most relevant new feature for creative professionals, speeds up graphics processing by offloading much of the burden onto the graphics card, rather than on the CPU. Some of the features of the Quartz Extreme engine require at least an ATI Radeon or Nvidia GeForce 2 MX graphics card, though it will still function on older machines with less powerful graphics cards as well.

Mac OS X 10.2 is available for $129 for a single-user license. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected]

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