Although Appleis earlier announcement of its 100 Minutes To Jaguar event tonight suggested one would have to wait until midnight to buy Jaguar, today Apple announced that the new OS would be available for purchase at 10:20 PM. Thatis the time when Apple will be reopening the doors of all 35 of its Apple Store retail locations tonight. Other retail locations, such as ComputerWare by Elite Computers in the Bay Area of California, are holding similar events, also at 10:20 PM. From Apple:
Mac® OS X version 10.2 "Jaguar," the next major release of Mac OS X featuring more than 150 amazing new features and applications, will be "unleashed" in retail stores throughout the U.S. tonight. The "Jaguar" kick-off will begin at 10:20 p.m. and last until midnight at participating Apple® Authorized Resellers and Apple retail stores. All 35 Apple retail stores will host "Jaguar" kick-off events with free gifts, great savings, theater demos and a chance to win a Mac®.
Pricing & Availability
Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar" will be available on August 23 starting at 10:20 p.m. through the Apple Store®, at Appleis retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $129 (US) for a single user license.
Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar" Family Pack is a single residence, five-user license package that will be available on August 23 starting at 10:20 p.m. through the Apple Store, at Appleis retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $199 (US).
The Mac OS Up-to-Date program covers both new Mac purchases made on or after July 17, 2002 and Mac OS X v10.1 purchases made on or after July 17, 2002. The Mac OS X v10.2 Up-To-Date package is available for a shipping and handling fee of $19.95 (US) and includes the Mac OS X v10.2 upgrade CDs and an updated Developer Tools CD.
Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar" requires a minimum of 128MB of memory and is designed to run on the following Apple products: iMac®, iBook®, Power Macintosh® G3, Power Mac® G4, Power Mac G4 Cube and any PowerBook® introduced after May 1998.
Quartz Extreme requires a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX, GeForce3, GeForce4 Titanium or GeForce4 MX card or any ATI AGP RADEON card. A minimum of 16MB VRAM is required; 32MB VRAM is recommended for optimum performance.
You can find more information on the 100 Minutes To Jaguar event at Appleis Web site.