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21. Mac Os X 10.1 Upgrade
22. Mac OS X Server 1.2
23. Mac OS X Server 10.1 (10-user)
25. Mac OS X 10.2 Family Pack
26. Mac OS X Server Unlimited
27. MAC OS 9.1 CD SET
28. CYLOGISTICS Unix Utilities 3.0
29. Adobe PageMaker - ( v. 7.0 ) -
30. Mac Os 9.0.4

21. Mac Os X 10.1 Upgrade

Asin: B000059Y3D
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Apple
Sales Rank: 5506
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Apple has a way of creating and nurturing intense enthusiasmamong users, and not since the switch to the PowerPC architecture haveApple loyalists been as excited as they are now with the release of MacOS X, the long-awaited, wholly new operating system for theMacintosh.

History lesson
Actually, "wholly new" isn't entirely true. Mac OS X is built on thefoundation and architecture laid by the late NeXT Computer, Inc., inits NeXTSTEP operating system. Users familiar with NeXTSTEP (there areat least three of us) will see many familiar features in OS X, such asthe spinning rainbow ball, NetInfo, and dot-app folder packages, butthere is a lot of new ground here, too.

Mac OS X essentially takes the best of NeXTSTEP (the Unix core, NetInfounderpinnings, OS Services, Objective C, etc.) and goes even further,making it Macintosh. On the surface of OS X, we have fancy new windowsand a new desktop (the Aqua interface), new file open/save dialogboxes, new menus... but these are just the fancy interface features.The real strength is under the hood. Think of it as having the power,strength, and flexibility of Unix, but with the ease of use ofMacintosh.

Who should (and shouldn't) upgrade?
Who should upgrade to Mac OS X? The answer is both simple and complex:everybody with a blue and white G3 and later Macintosh, especiallythose with a dual-processor G4, will benefit from the new OS. That'sthe short answer.

The long answer is this: If you use your Mac on a daily basis to earnyour living, you won't be able to use Mac OS X for everything, becausethe chances are good that as of this writing (late March, 2001), theapplications you use most aren't fully compatible with OS X. Adobe,Macromedia, Quark, and others have all promised OS X versions of theirflagship apps, but none are yet shipping.

The good news is that it's fairly easy to set up your system to startup using either Mac OS X or OS 9.1, and, in many cases, you can run MacOS X and still run your legacy application, thanks to Mac OS X'sClassic mode. Be careful doing this--not all applications are happywhen running under Classic mode, and some features might not work. Fornow, you'll just have to try them and see.

There are still some things to be ironed out, too. Wacom, the tabletmanufacturer, has yet to release a driver for Mac OS X. The company'sWeb site says a driver will be out by summer, but for now the tablet isuseless under Mac OS X. Also, only USB printers work, and only somedrivers are available. Ditto for scanners. SCSI support isn't allthere, either (rendering our Zip and Jaz drives useless under OS X).USB Zip drives should work, though.

So, why upgrade?
For starters, when you buy Mac OS X, you get three CDs in the box: theMac OS X CD, a Mac OS 9.1 CD, and the Mac OS X Developer's Tools CD.Most end users won't be interested in the Developer's CD, but there areprobably quite a few people interested in learning how to program butwho don't know where to start. Programming under Mac OS X is a realpleasure, and giving away the tools to create great applications is aterrific idea. We can't wait to see what the shareware market will looklike one year from now.

Many users who haven't already upgraded to Mac OS 9.1 should look atthis upgrade from a different perspective: it's an upgrade to OS 9.1,but you also get Mac OS X bundled with it.

OS X has some pretty attractive features, making it worth the learningcurve:

  • Protected memory. In short, if an application crashes, the wholesystem doesn't go down with it.
  • Improved multiprocessor support. If you've got a dual-processor G4,you want Mac OS X and as many OS X applications as you can get. Makethose two little CPUs earn their keep!
  • Improved multitasking. Running multiple applications at once is nowcause for celebration, not a coffee break.
  • Improved networking. Internet and intranet networking are nowsupported at a core level, making them faster and more reliable.
  • Support for large disks, large amounts of RAM, and more than twoprocessors. So you think a dual G4 is fast? Expect to see a quad G4soon.
  • And if the above tangible technical reasons aren't enough, do itjust for the interface. The customizable dock, windows, icons, andtranslucent menus are just beautiful, and the integration of words,pictures, music, and movies is seamless.

Upgrade now. Boot up into Mac OS 9.1 90 percent of the time and theremaining 10 percent use Mac OS X. Learn the interface and nuances ofthe new features. As more native Mac OS X applications (i.e., the onesyou need) become available in the coming months, watch the 90/10percentage swing toward 10/90. Before you know it, you won't be able toremember the last time you started up OS 9.1, and you'll hate it whenyou do. --Mike Caputo ... Read more

22. Mac OS X Server 1.2

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Asin: B00004NHM9
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Apple
Sales Rank: 7754
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23. Mac OS X Server 10.1 (10-user)
list price: $499.00
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Asin: B00005QWZ8
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Apple
Sales Rank: 10355
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (51)

5-0 out of 5 stars The best OS out there. Period.
I used to hate Macs especially because of their OS. It was old, unstable and Mac users had to wait ages for updates which they had to pay to get.

Well, MacOS X, is by far the most complete and beautifully engineered OS out there (at least on a commercial basis). It is based on NeXT (using the Mach ker.nel) and BSD -- a feature which offers a lot to someone coming from a UNIX platform -- and clearly the best GUI out there.

Some may argue that it is not as polished as it could, but, hey, what is? Windows or Linux? Besides, Apple is releasing free *until now* revisions for download every couple of months and it has improved a lot since 10.0. (the current version at the time of writing is 10.1.2). Release 10.2 is rumoured to have great new features old Mac users requested as well as more language packs and a speedier Quartz. (the graphics engine)

I recommend this to anyone open-minded enough to leave windows behind him/her.

5-0 out of 5 stars Apple At Its Best
With the release of 10.1.3, Apple has really elevated the Macintosh platform to the next level. Internet, e-mail, digital photography, MP3 music, and even home movies are all easy to view, create, store, and enjoy. With the power of UNIX underlying the user friendly interface, many developers are now using this platform to develop applications using a variety of tools including Cocoa, Applescript, Objective C, and Java.

I use applications such as Microsoft Office, Quicken 2002, Palm HotSync, Photoshop, GoLive, and Watson everyday. No longer is it necessary to revert to "Classic" mode.

Now you can connect to WiFi (802.11b) networks and Bluetooth enabled devices. Internet setup is simple and multi-homing automatically ensures that you are connected if you switch between dial-up, ethernet, and wireless connections.

Security is also top-notch thanks to the UNIX core. OS 10.1.3 has a built in firewall that can be tweaked to your individual preference. If you enjoy serving web pages, this system has a built in implementation of Apache. You can add PHP, MySQL, and other tools to build an advanced web serving platform.

If you have a Macintosh and you do not have OS 10.1.3, you are not taking full advantage of your computer.

5-0 out of 5 stars OS X Reaches Maturity
I'm a small business owner and have hesitated upgrading to OS X from "Classic 9.x" until I felt that it would help me in my business, rather then create a lot of work in trying to debug things.

OS X 10.1 seems to have reached this level. I run it now constantly on my G4 Cube and it is THE most stable OS I have ever used (either from Apple or other MS or Unix-based systems). The system stays up 99.99+% of the time, running MS Entourage and some other Classic applications in the background, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

I even run our Windows-only QuickBooks Pro accounting software through Virtual PC's excellent emulation software, native on X! This is one giant step forward for computing needs at work or at home. Plugging in a digital camera through USB or Firewire works flawless and automatic. The interface is beautiful and intuitive and you can feel the power of the Unix engine underlying the software without having to know anything about it.

I just upgraded all our office iMacs and iBooks with memory (cheap these days!) and will network OS X exclusively in the near future.

2-0 out of 5 stars Watch out for USB driver problems and kernel panics
Six months into using OS -X started having Kernel panics (Apple's blue secreen of death). Not running non-Apple programs, multi-tasking, or running peculiar non-standard hardware (Logitech tracball, HP printer/scanner). 5 trips to the repair shop - new hard drive, new RAM, new system board, upgrade to 10.2.8; 4 phone calls to Apple "Support." Kernel panics returned. Lots of web searches - found lots of boards where people have the same experience, and found the only permanent solution was downgrading to OS9 or upgrading to OS 10.3. "Support" denies it's poor USB software.

4-0 out of 5 stars I love OS X, but be wary of the server version
my advice is to make sure you need it before you buy it, but if you know you need it, then buy it. How will you know? If you need it, you would already know that you do. If you don't know that you need server version, then you probably don't need it. Most day to day tasks are done by the normal version of the os in ways that are much simpler than the server tools. Now you do get a variety of nice things with the unlimited client, such as server managment systems, monitoring systems, etc., but if you are just doing a basic install without a complex networking or users/groups system, then you probably should try to do what you need to do with a 10.1 or 10.2 and see if you actually have to own the server. I would say the ideal application of a server install is for a medium to large lab install using netboot, where the actual cost of doing it via server will lower the TCO significantly. ... Read more

24. Adobe FC PREMIERE V6.5 WIN-UPG CD ( 25500438 )

Asin: B00008KUKI
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Adobe
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25. Mac OS X 10.2 Family Pack
list price: $199.00
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Asin: B00006J3GZ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Apple
Sales Rank: 6115
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Referred to by its code name, Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.2 contains more than 150 new features and provides significant enhancements to its modern, Unix-based foundation. From AOL-compatible instant messaging to advanced junk mail filtering and a revolutionary Web search tool, Jaguar is as innovative as the computers that run it.

With iChat, the AOL-compatible instant messenger, you can chat with your AOL and buddies through a fun, easy-to-use interface. Sherlock 3, the new Web search tool, delivers stock quotes, maps, restaurants, and more without a browser. QuickTime 6 supports MPEG-4, the new worldwide standard for playing and viewing pro-quality audio and video over the Internet. This new version also includes Rendezvous, a revolutionary networking technology that lets you link computers and devices instantly without any configuration.

Another cool new feature is Inkwell, which lets you write on a graphics tablet; Jaguar turns your handwriting into typed text at the cursor in any application. And with new compatibility built into Mac OS X 10.2, sharing files, using Windows documents, and connecting to a Windows network have never been easier. And it easily runs Microsoft Office. For business users, Jaguar comes with Active Directory interoperability, and with a PPTP-based VPN (virtual private network) client that allows Mac users to connect remotely to Windows corporate networks.

Note: The Family Pack gives home users an easy and affordable way to use a single copy of Mac OS X 10.2 to upgrade to up to five home systems. The Family Pack Software License Agreement allows a customer to install and use one copy of Mac OS X 10.2 on up to a maximum of five Apple-labeled computers at a time as long as those computers are located in the same household and used by persons who occupy that same household. This license does not extend to students who reside at a separate on-campus location or to business or commercial users. ... Read more

Reviews (114)

5-0 out of 5 stars Recent upgrade was well worth it.
I've been working with OS X for several months now. MY resistance to upgrading to Jaguar (OS X.2) was based primarily on the fact that I bought a new iMac last year and didn't want to shell out more money for the new OS. Finally, I gave in. And it was worth the time and effort.

Jaguar has a cleaner, faster interface to work in. Start-up is much faster. It's a more stable system than OS X (which is saying something, because OS X was already the most stable Mac OS).

The Mail client is also improved immensely over the previous version.

Jaguar includes iChat (instant messaging software), Mail, Address Book, and downloads are available for iSync (basically allows you to port your info from home to work and back seamlessly), iCal (scheduling software), and the new Safari web browser. (A warning though, at this writing Safari is still in Beta testing and definitely needs refining before going live.)

Put this together with the iLife software package (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD), and you've got yourself one great computer system.

As usual, Apple is letting third parties write their manuals. You'll have to buy those separately if you want them. However, this time they've included an interactive "Getting Started" CD which will get the novice up and running in Jaguar without too much stress.

5-0 out of 5 stars Expensive but worth every penny
Buy this upgrade!!

While not a true switcher (as I run a high end Win XP Pro PC(2.4 ghz dual Intel cpu 2 gig ram (Money) Pro-graphics card and the fantastic Sony GWM-FW900 24" wide screen monitor) for (Money) a seat 3d CAD/CAM software)

But to replace my ageing Dell 800 p-3 mostly used for games and fun with Linux) as a main home computer

I bought a top of the line iMac 800 G-4 super drive in March to see what all the fuss was about ref OS-X. as I am an old Unix geek thought it would make a nice BAD Unix toy if this Apple thing did not work out and it was so fine to look at as an industrial design engineer.

So if any one was entitled to be miffed with Apple at the full price on this 'point' upgrade it was I.

Well this is NO 'point' upgrade! this is like going from Wi 98sp2 to XP pro SP1 only much more so not only Was X 10.1.5 rock solid on the iMac G-4 this 10.2 is faster and better in every way in very subtle ways

If I could get my work software ported to OS-X I would have a dual G4-1.25 Ghz driving my Sony MFW-900 in a moment

I am a total convert to the fantastic beauty of this OS and I Have ordered Ashlar Velum Cobalt to see if it can replace my work PC software on a Mac

4-0 out of 5 stars Substantial improvement
This is a very stable, incredibly smooth OS. It launches at lightning speed, is very intuitive and the learning curve is very short. If there is a downside, compatible professional graphic software is in short supply. It is a huge improvement over Windows and previous Mac OS.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazon reviews: Now featuring False Information!
Mac OS X does not disable built-in floppy drives. Mac OS X runs better on computers that are built for it. Running it on a Beige G3 is like running Windows on a 486; you can do it, but it doesn't mean you should. Crashes occour from poorly-designed APPLICATIONS, not OS X. I have had OS X for over a year, and I have had only 2 'kernel panics' (full system lockups). hbj200 is wrong about the 1%. it's more like 8% and growing rapidly, and everyone uses Windows because they believe Bill's propaganda. There is more documentation about digital cameras that networking in OS 10.2 because of Rendezvous (Stable, Efficient Networking for Dummies)


5-0 out of 5 stars This is awesome
The best Mac OS yet. I'm amazed each day at the capabilities of this operating system. I haven't had to restart in nearly 5 months! This IS the smoothest, best looking, best running operating system I have EVER used! ... Read more

26. Mac OS X Server Unlimited

Asin: B00002S6YW
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Apple
Sales Rank: 12515
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Quite Possibly the Best Retail Server Available
Though lacking the extreme customization of Linux, MacOS X Server 10.0 enables even novice users to set up and administrate networked and web servers with ease, while providing a power UNIX-based core. Based heavily on FreeBSD, OS X server provides industry standard Apache web server software, Samba file sharing, a mail server and every other feature found in UNIX operating systems without the need for the command line interface. Furthermore, if you are feeling adventurous, or feel the need to get under the hood, OS X provides the same command line shells as linux and Unix. Plus, Server ships with Quicktime streaming server and Apple WebObjects support.

Despite what the other review states, OS X Server runs well, even on older machines, providing file and print services which are equal to, if not faster than our OpenBSD on Intel systems, or our Sun SPARC file servers.

Still not perfect, OS X server is very well put together and continues to grow stronger with every revision.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not Great...
I bought this hopping mac would come up with a good server program for there powerful computers. This wasnt the case. I was running this on a dual G4 800 Mhz with 512 MB of ram on a T3, and it seemed very sluggish to anyone who used it. It was easy to set up, but there were not many opptions to customize your server. If you want a much better server try Windows 2000 Server, which is 10x better than this. ... Read more

27. MAC OS 9.1 CD SET

Asin: B000059LJC
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Apple
Sales Rank: 8741
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28. CYLOGISTICS Unix Utilities 3.0 ( Macintosh )

Asin: B0001R05IO
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Cylogistics
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  • Just double-click an icon and follow the instructions -- installing and integrating these powerful tools couldn't be more simple
  • Adds new Unix tools automatically to your desktop, turning your Mac OS X desktop into a Unix Workstation
  • Contains XFree86 4.2.0, OrborOSX, Gimp 1.2.1, AbiWord, bash, Pine/Pico, xchat -- along with many other Unix applications
  • Works for Mac OS X versions 10.1 to 10.3

29. Adobe PageMaker - ( v. 7.0 ) - complete package - 1 user - STD - CD - Mac, French

Asin: B00008KUJ5
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Adobe Systems
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Adobe PageMaker - ( v. 7.0 ) - complete package - 1 user - STD - CD - Mac, French ... Read more

30. Mac Os 9.0.4

Asin: B00004TJDC
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Apple
Sales Rank: 6058
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Mac OS 9.0.4 provides additional FireWire and USB support, enhancesnetworking and power management, and improves audio, video, and graphicsfunctionality. This version also includes all of the features new to version9.0.

Sherlock 2 keeps your channels up-to-date automatically, adding search sites and e-commerce sites as they come online, to help you get the latest news and information. Mac OS 9.0.4 also performs voice analysis, so you can log in without using your keyboard. With its voiceprint password feature, your voice is your password. The personal Keychain built into Mac OS 9.0.4 stores all your passwords and user IDs securely and lets you unlock them all with a single password. And the OS uses the Internet to download (and install) the latest updates, drivers, and other system enhancements from Apple automatically. You can also set Mac OS 9.0.4 to check Apple's server periodically and automatically download and install updated software for yourself.

File sharing works over the TCP/IP protocol, so you can share your files, folders, and disks with other Macintosh users at home, school, or work. The network browser feature lets you see servers on TCP/IP networks the way you're able to see AppleShare servers on AppleTalk networks listed in the chooser. The Mac OS 9.0.4 network browser supports SLP--the industry-standard protocol for "ad hoc" networks--so you can find other computers on your local area network. ... Read more

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