Since its launch in March 2001, the appeal of Mac OS X has led to more than 100 percent growth in Apple’s developer community. In fact, more than 46 percent of Apple Developer Connection members are UNIX or Java programmers. Over three million Macs® with Mac OS X have shipped to date, making Apple the number one supplier of UNIX-based systems in the world.
“Mac OS X is bringing thousands of new developers to the Mac platform, including a large number from the UNIX and Java communities,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Now with Jaguar’s innovative technologies, such as Quartz Extreme, QuickTime 6 and Rendezvous, developers can create amazing applications that can’t even be imagined on other platforms.”
“Jaguar” is the code name for the next major version of Mac OS X and will be available to Mac customers in late summer 2002. Today Mac developers received a preview copy of “Jaguar” that includes iChat, Apple’s new AIM-compatible instant messaging software; QuickTime® 6, the complete MPEG-4 and AAC audio streaming solution; Rendezvous, Apple’s proposed new industry standard for dynamic discovery of computers and devices over IP networks; Address Book the new system-wide database for managing contacts; an enhanced Finder™ with spring-loaded folders and integrated instant searching; Sherlock® 3, an all-new version with several new innovative “channels;” Quartz™ Extreme, the hardware accelerated Quartz graphics and compositing engine; and advances to UNIX tools and technology and Windows compatibility.
A unique platform for developers, Mac OS X delivers the power of an open, UNIX-based architecture with support for industry standards such as Apache, OpenGL, Java, WebDAV and PDF. “Jaguar” provides increased UNIX support with such features as the new GCC 3.0 compiler, the OpenGL Profiler, the latest BSD components to sync Mac OS X with FreeBSD 4.4, security enhancements with IPv6, AES 128, CDSA and PAM security module and an improved terminal application with Unicode support.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.
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