1 The Jaguar Within: Mac OS X User Friendly, Stable, Powerful! North Coast Macintosh Users Group of Ohio cGet close. Get comfortable.
Get ready to unleash the power and performance of the newest Mac OS to hit the NCMUG Mac faithful. d 2 Mac OS History From a garage& to user groups& to a new world! Steve Wozniak and the famous cBlue box d cThe Macintosh operating system has evolved many times since Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs saw visions of a dream while working in a garage post adolescence. d 3 Mac OS History Whether Lisa, Apple or Macintosh--MACS RULE! cThe Macintosh has changed the world while passing through, amongst and introducing several stunning technical achievement of its own along the way.
Changes that long-time users can recall as very exciting or disconcerting, depending on the way that you saw each new OS being offered. d 4 Mac OS History 1984 to late 1990 cHow many can recall the change from the beginning toOS 6? d (ask for raised hands) From 1984 to the late 1990, the Mac OS experience began a computer revolution that to this day continues with Apple Computer providing innovation, improvements and yet retain the ease of ... more. less.
use experience in the simplicity of the Macintosh operating system. 5 Mac OS History 1991 to late 1997 Through 1991 to 1997, the best part of the time period saw changes to only one version of the OS, the System 7 revisions, who where at that time FREE updates to the Mac OS. A big change from the present day!<br><br> cWho can recall the increased stability of OS 7.5 in 1994? with the even more stable Mac OS 7.6 following at the beginning of 1997 and the 7.6.1update five months later? (..again any raised hands) The came the shocker not a month after that update was released.<br><br> It was a big deal to many users with the release of OS 8? This was the first time the desktop looked basically different since it 9s inception from MacOS 1.0. MacOS 8 and its OS 8.1 update was cthe d new generation of MacOS running much more stable than its predecessors and then that was upgraded.<br><br> 6 Mac OS History 1998 to Present cDoes anyone remember how long it took for the new OS 8.5 to be revealed? d (14 month 9s later!) cNot only did we see a more substansive operating system,( cI 9ll leave you to recall what changed but&how about a hint&it was massive!) We also saw a new computer design as well that was different from the norm of beige colored boxes. (the iMac). d cThen Apple floored the computing world again with the new SuperComputer G4 Power Mac deemed so powerful that the US government called it? d (pretend not to recall what it was called, ask for audience assist) In addition to new OS 9 in 1999 with subsequent updates and its eventual call to crest in peace d at the WWDC in 2002--A bold move made a full year after the release of the radical changes and powerful improvements made with the introduction of Mac OS 10.0 in March of 2001? Now that you 9ve heard enough of the legacy of Mac OS, this is when we get to the new, widly innovative&Mac OS X Jaguar!<br><br> 7 Why Mac OS X? It has been commanded from up high! Por què?<br><br> Warum? Pourquoi? So, if these much improved revisions through the years has been so stable and well received by users, why the change?<br><br> One major reason is that the underlying program code became too unwieldly for programmers to continue to write on top of the previous layers. There are many reasons to move up to Jaguar and Mac OS X The number one reason is that cJobs has spoken! d 8 Why Mac OS X? OS X or Jaguar?<br><br> Which one and why? North Coast Macintosh Users Group of Ohio List of reasons: We 9re not going to try to kid you here. Mac OS X is very different from the graphical aspects of previous systems.<br><br> But..the more things have become different, the more things have stayed the same. If you are one of those who needs more specific reasons to upgrade, lets see what we can come up with: To begin with, this is what one of our Shaker Heights natives had to say about OS X 9 Compelling Reasons for Migrating cApple is switching to Mac OS X, and if you expect to remain a Mac user, sooner or later, you will, too. d David Pogue in cMac OS X: The Missing Manual, d Don 9t take my word for it. Read what David Pogue, leading Macintosh author, wrote in his Mac OS X: The Missing Manual. d One of our other local friends had this say on the subject: 10 Compelling Reasons for Migrating cI 9m just coo-coo over those Cocoa Puffs. d GooglyMac on the WWB or #yourmaclife IRC (AKA ??) One of our other local friends had this say on the subject: 11 Compelling Reasons for Migrating " #1 - Stability, followed by simplicity - really!<br><br> " Most applications coming out only for OS X Adobe iPhoto TurboTaxiDVD Microsoft Office (the holdout?..Quark Xpress, due out soon!) " No more RAM allocation Those cout of memory d errors are gone--Good riddance! #1--Mac OS X sits atop the industrial-strength, rock solid operating system that drives a huge percentage of the internet -- websites and the foundation backbone of the web. It is not the newest kid on the block but it has been worked on by generations of programmers to make it what is is today, which is why it was chosen.<br><br> Not only that, who can beat an open licensing source system! Apple has claimed that the improvements to the Jaguar iteration of Mac OS 10 included 150 new features from the previous Mac OS X version. Some of these include-New desktop features like column view, button studded toolbar similar to web browsers, an undo command from within the Finder, The oft discounted DOCK!<br><br> Advanced graphics technologies known as Quarts for 2D graphics and OpenGL for 3D (those of us non-programmers can just translate this into a beautiful, translucent look for the desktop; antialiasing of text (smooth letter on screen) and the ability to turn any document into and Adobe Acrobat PDF file. TONS of free beautiful looking fonts! Other technical breakthroughs include more advanced networking protocols that make Mac OS X computers the easiest to configure in hooking up to any type of network.<br><br> Jaguar even allows Macs and PCs to see each other on the network automatically so that users can work on files on each others machines. Try doing that in the seconds it takes to accomplish on a Mac versus a PC! The same also applies to better internet integration and for those with interest in VPN or Virtual Private Networking protocol, Jaguar includes better security features to allow tunneling, sharing of an single internet connection with other Macs and included firewall features to keep your Mac secure from prying internet busybodies and sneaks.<br><br> #2 Apps only for OS X Beyond that, there is an onslaught of great applications that are only available for OS X or OS X Jaguar #3 Top reason to change: NO more RAM allocation and Out or Memory error prompts! Yahoo! 12 Reasons why NOT to upgrade " Don 9t fix what ain 9t broke!<br><br> " Incompatibility with older hardware w Pre G3 233 or first PowerBook G3 and <128Mb RAM " Cost of upgrading programs " OS 9 feels cwarm, fuzzy & comfortable d to you Some people, no matter what you tell them feel that their current system does what they want it to do. Period. Then there 9s whether you have the ability to upgrade.<br><br> Hardware- Software The number one reason people give for not upgrading to OS X is cSome professional scanner software is not OS X compatible yet d That used to be true but there are ways to get around that and newer hardware is becoming available by the minute that IS compatible. But for a large majority of users there is the last reason, you are happy with the Mac that you use now. Whether still using OS 6, OS 7, OS 8 or OS 9.<br><br> 13 Classic - the other OS " If you have applications that you haven 9t upgraded, this is the saving grace. &AND what makes OS X a breed apart. If you use a computer, you know that software is what cmakes the world go 8round d.<br><br> Unfortunately for us, it will be quite awhile before every program that we use or own will be written for Mac OS X. But thankfully the beings at the mothership knew this and built in a way to let us have our cake and eat it too! Therein is the Classic environment--you can think of it as a Mac OS 9 emulator or a simulation partition as I like to call it.<br><br> When ever you have a pre-Mac OS X program installed, simply by double clicking it to start it up, it automatically launches the simulated world of Mac OS 9 looking just like you 9ve become accustomed. It is due to the Classic environment that Apple recommends that you install Mac OS X on Macs with at least 128 MB of memory. When you run Classic you are in essence running two operating systems at once.<br><br> That takes a lot of memory! 14 Three OSes in one! " Something Old " Something New and cblue d " Something borrowed too!<br><br> As previously mentioned, the very old portion is UNIX. Its also referred to as Darwin, OpenStep and NextStep--all variations of Unix itself. This is the cryptic text command line interface that give OS X the power and stability that it has, eliminating a lot of the trouble shooting aches and pains that Mac users endured--memory management errors, extensision conflicts, and the like.<br><br> But Unix is the opposite of the much touted simplicity of the Macintosh experience! But here 9s the kicker. The beautiful thing about Mac OS X, is that you never have to use or see that unfriendly environment.<br><br> That unfriendly environment is totallyhidden from you and all you see is the New and blue part called Aqua. This is what covers up the underlying technical underpinings and once again brings simlicity and the live translucent look of Mac OS X! The bad thing about this is that Mac OS X requires that all its applications be written or adapted to take advantage of the new features of the operating system.<br><br> But Apple wouldn 9t leave well enough alone. It also knew that there was a large user base that just couldn 9t transition into the new world quickly and easily. There in lies the special Mac OS 9 emulation layer called Classic&allowing you to continue to use most existing Mac applications.<br><br> Within Classic you are in effect running one operating system within another so when those OS 9 applications don 9t work well together (as they are want to do on occasion) and crash, the computer will not become disabled requiring a complete reboot. Only the Classic layer is affected and you can reboot that from within OS X and be up and running once again in no time! It that doesn 9t give you incentive to move over to Mac OS X, there 9s nothing that I can say that will convince you.<br><br> 15 The coolest features of Jaguar ~ For Apple ONLY ~ iChatiCaliSync Address Ink Book Well But how about these as the cherries on top of the cake&Apple has included some great little and not so little application to get anyone excited about using OS X and making it a must-have upgrade. iChat: is Apple 9s take on AIM. It in fact is compatible with all AIM users in addition to any .Mac member account holders.<br><br> It is a live-type messaging application that will work either over the internet or within a local network using the Rendevouz messaging technology built into OS X Jaguar. iCal: this is another addition to the free cI-apps d unveiled by Apple along the lines of iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie and iDVD. iCal is a calendar program that can process repeating events, with alarm notification and that allows you to share your calendar with your Address Book, Mail and other Macs in addition to sharing your calendar by cpublishing d to the internet.<br><br> The caveat is that some of the features of iCal are only available if you own a .Mac account. iSync: works to keep you organized across several mediums: calendar, phone lists on various computers, iPods, Palm organizers and cell phones sparing you from having several different calendars and list across all of your hardware! Address Book: is not a new addition to Jaguar, but it has been improved allowing the operating system to enable all Address Book aware applications to use it as the prime location for all your contact information.<br><br> A last inclusion was surely added as a means to join the foray of the release of those other platform tablet PCs that had hand writing recognition technology. This is the Apple version which is only available if you have a Wacom graphic tablet attached to the Mac, a device with a stylus and pad often found on the desk of graphic artists. So if you don 9t have a graphic tablet attached when you install Jaguar, don 9t bother trying to find InkWell on your system.<br><br> These are just a few of the cool features included in Mac OS X. There is so much more to see and learn! 16 Links to help you become an cexpert d " www.apple.com/macosx " macosx.org/ " www.osxguide.com/ " www.osxfaq.com/ " www.macosxhints.com " www.osxzone.com/ " www.applelinks.com/news/osx/ " www.macosxapps.com/ " osx.macnn.com/ " www.allosx.com/ " www.versiontracker.com/macosx/ With the previous information, we hope that you are now ready to view Mac OS X Jaguar up front and personal.<br><br> But before we do that, here is a listing of a few links to websites that you just have to visit to learn more about Mac OS X! 17 Reading List or Library necessities " Mac OS X: The Missing Manual David Pogue " The Little Mac OS X Book Robin Williams " Mac OS X for Dummies Bob LeVitus " The Mac OS X Book Mark R. Bell Additionally, having these books in your library will certainly help you get the most out of your experience with Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar.<br><br> 18 The LITE version Mac OS X Pocket Reference Chuck Toporek For those who just don 9t have the time to read those big, heavy and all- inclusive tomes & you have no excuse. 19 Questions and Comments during the hands on view& Let it roar! Acknowledgements: Apple®, TMM by DP, UGU(Esver Camacho), the internet, and YOU!<br><br> Let the fun begin! 20 The Jaguar Within: Mac OS X As presented April 29, 2003 PPT presentation by Macbeth Vannoy OS X Panel members: Dave Lenigan Larry Hrusovsky, Mark Podany, Macbeth Vannoy North Coast Macintosh Users Group of Ohio