Mac OS X v10.1 delivers improved performance, with dramatically faster application launch times, blindingly fast menus and window resizing, faster logins and a more responsive feel overall. In addition, Mac OS X v10.1 features an enhanced Aqua interface, with a moveable Dock, which can be placed on the right, bottom or left edge of the screen; Dock menus that enable running applications to present a menu from their Dock icon providing fast access to commonly performed functions; and new menu items for frequently used system controls like battery, AirPort, monitors and sound.
- dramatically enhanced system performance, especially application launch time and window resizing;
- fine tuning of the Aqua interface for a more customizable experience that includes the ability to position the Dock on the left, the right or at the bottom of the screen;
- data CD burning capabilities within the Finder and DVD video playback and authoring capabilities to support iDVD, making Mac OS X the ultimate engine for the digital hub;
- broadened support for hundreds of third-party peripherals such as printers, cameras, camcorders, MP3 players, rewriteable drives and storage devices;
- unprecedented network integration with Mac, Windows, Linux and UNIX environments through AFP/AppleTalk, SMB/CIFS, WebDAV and NFS file services running on Mac OS X Server, AppleShare, UNIX, Linux, Windows NT and Windows 2000 servers;
- greatly enhanced 3D graphics performance with updated OpenGL software and full support for NVIDIA GeForce3;
- a more powerful and efficient iDisk leveraging the Internet standard WebDAV protocol to allow users to stay connected to their iDisk, even behind corporate firewalls;
- substantial improvements to AppleScript throughout the system and full support for Internet scripting using SOAP and XML; and
- the final version of Internet Explorer 5.1 with full support for Mac OS Xis Java 2 runtime.
Mac OS X v10.1 will ship this September.
Mac OS 10.1 will be available for free. You can find more information at the Apple Web site.