A BYTE OF KNOWLEDGE

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This byte of knowledge focuses on Apple’s latest edition of their operating system Mac OS 10.2 Jaguar. Over the past year and a half Apple’s Mac OS X has evolved from a great innovation to a reality of full productivity, simplicity and compatibility.

Just by looking at the box and Cds you see a wild Jaguar skin print on the box. This I see as a symbol of Apple’s dedication to design and graphics. After updating my system to 10.2 I noticed speed improvements in the Finder. Finder is used to navigate through files on your computer. To see a speed improvement in an operating system update is unheard of, usually an update crams more features down your throat so that your computer runs slower and slower.

After playing around with the new features that Jaguar has to offer, I noticed that right out of the box this operating system packs so much power. To communicate with a Windows Machine is a long awaited and necessary feature to add to this already cool and powerful operating system.

A couple new technologies have also been added to Jaguar. Rendezvous is a technology that is smarter than it sounds. Imagine connecting your Mac to a network and it finds automatically every computer on the network every printer and device shared on the network and configures itself to communicate to it automatically. And with Apple Wireless Networking called Airport, you don’t even need wires to print to your network printer.

iSync is an even simpler application with tons more power. With iSync you can sync your address book calendar events and tasks to your PDA (Portable Digital Assistant or PALM), cell phone, another computer and even the Internet. What’s the big deal? Well with the Bluetooth wireless adapter you can sync to a Bluetooth compatible phone, without wires. iSync is due out this month as well as iCal a new application as a personal calendar.

Finally I can’t comment about Mac OS X without mentioning the robustness of this operating system. Before upgrading to Jaguar my previous G4 Cube running Mac OS 10.1.5 was up for more than two weeks without restarting. But that wasn’t because of some illegal operation or some unknown error. And I’ve burned Cds, edited video and surfed the Internet all while not crashing. This is where Apple Computer needs to highlight the power of Mac OS X.

Think this is all crazy. Let me know what you think. robbyj@mac.com

BTW an Apple Store is coming to a town near you. Perhaps the circle city?

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