Today in Apple history: OS X Panther claws its way onto Macs


Mac OS X Panther brings Exposé and other new features.
OS X Panther brought cool new features to Macs.
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October 25 Today in Apple history: Mac OS X Panther arrives on Macs October 25, 2003: Mac OS X Panther arrives on Macintosh computers, bringing a number of useful new features.

Exposé lets users instantly view all open windows at once. The new iChat AV allows people to talk with audio and video as well as text. Plus, the Mac OS upgrade makes Safari Apple’s default web browser for the first time.

Today in Apple history: OS X Jaguar roars onto Mac


How did that cat print pattern ever make it past Steve Jobs?
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Aug23 August 23, 2002: Apple ships Mac OS X Jaguar, the third major release of OS X and the first to publicly adopt the cat-themed code name it had been known by inside the company.

The $129 operating system is well-received by Mac users, who correctly view it as the most stable version of OS X yet — and with a few neat features, to boot.