Perhaps only now, since the release of OS X version 10.3, is the rest of the world discovering what many Mac users knew all along; OS X is a powerful OS that deserves to be paid attention to. As if to highlight this point, the BBC Online has posted an article proclaiming the virtues of Panther and spotlighting itis short, but blossoming history. From the BBC article, Appleis Panther bares its teeth:
Apple, fed up with playing second string to Windows, has been taking its operating system from strength to strength.
The result is a new front end and some very solid Unix technology under the bonnet. Mac OS 10.3 or Panther is more stable, more capable and more adaptable that any Macintosh operating system before it.
In March 2001 Appleis OS went from Version nine to 10, considered the companyis most important upgrade.
OS9 was proprietary and developed independently by Apple based on a graphical user interface that Xerox had devised and dismissed in the 1970s.
Ironically OSX was designed to be a cutting-edge platform for a new century, but Apple programmers went backwards before going forwards, using Unix as a starting point.
"OSX is based now on pure solid Unix," said Leonard Shostak, of L&D Computer Consulting, "a really old, tried and tested operating system that is accepted by most major corporations, especially financial institutions."
Check out the full article at BBC Online.
You can buy Panther direct from the Apple Store for US$129.00.