Apple announces Tiger

Apple Computer announced the release of Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger' will go on sale Friday, 29th April.

Two major new features of Tiger are Spotlight - Apple's new desktop search technology, Spotlight, to search the contents of documents, e-mail, images, contacts, photos, calendars and applications, and Dashboard, small mini 'widgets' that display information such as stock quotes, news and weather information, and more. Apple will ship 14 widgets with Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger'.

Tiger unleashed

The price of Tiger is US$129. (Family Pack for US$199 that includes a single-residence, five-user license.) Pre-order is available now.

> Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" - official website.


Tiger also includes a new version of the Safari RSS web browser that includes a built-in RSS feed to track web site for RSS news.

The new operating system also will include an updated version of iChat, which supports the new H.264 video codec for improved picture quality. Users will now be able to create audio conferences with up to 10 users and video conferences with up to 4 people in a 3-D virtual conference room.

Tiger's new Automator workflow application will let users easily automate repetitive tasks without complex programming. Users can select from a library of more than a hundred customisable actions and drag and drop them to create an automated workflow.

Hardware requirement:
RAM: 256MB minimum.
PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 processor and built-in FireWire.
HDD: 2.0 GB space minimum. (3.5GB if installing XCode 2)
(Hardware requirement detail, also special graphic cards required for Core Image)

> Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" - official website.

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Posted by Antony at April 13, 2005 1:26 AM

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