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Released: 2005-04-29

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Family Pack – 5 Client [DVD] [OLD VERSION] by Apple

Software Details

Brand: AppleMedia: DVD-ROMHardware Platform: MacOperating System: Mac OS X
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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger will change the way you think about your Mac. It offers more than 200 new features to make controlling your personal information, applications and usage more easily than ever. Find, manage and enjoy the things you care about more effectively -- with the most advanced operating system yet released. Accelerate your research with the powerful new development tools. Work with integrated support for critical audio functions for better music at home. While you're doing both ofthese, you can also do just about everything else, from checking the weather to managing e-mail. Prepare to be amazed at how far operating systems have come. This special Family Pack allows users to install Tiger on up to 5 Macintosh computers. VoiceOver gives users with disabilities equal access to the power and simplicity of the Mac 64-bit UNIX based operating system with advanced distributed computing facilities and collaborative tools Also includes broader parental controls for children, better Mail organizing and archiving options, iChat AV and other tools for research, audio/video, design, photography and small business management


Mac OS X

Product Features

  • Revolutionary Spotlight technology that lets you search every corner of your Mac instantly: files, emails, contacts, images, movies, calendars and applications. Even save results as Smart Folders that update automatically.
  • A set of nifty, beautifully designed mini-applications called widgets for checking stocks and weather, looking up phone numbers, performing calculations, finding dictionary definitions and more — with one click right from your personal Dashboard.
  • A personal Automator assistant for automating all of your time-consuming, repetitive manual tasks efficiently and effortlessly. It's simple to create custom Workflows just by dragging items, pointing and clicking.
  • Safari RSS technology that delivers the latest news, information and articles from thousands of web sites in one simple-to-read, searchable article list right to your Mac.
  • The latest iChat AV delivering multi-way video and audio conferencing with true-to-life picture and sound quality.

Editorial Review

Apple's long awaited new operating system brings more than 200 new features to Mac users. Technically speaking, Tiger boasts an open source core, 64-bit system, and support for the High Definition H.264 video codec. But, every user will enjoy the highlights of this new release: a new search tool, cool new mini applications, real-time RSS feeds in the browser, improved email, amped up audio and visual conferencing, parental controls, automation of tedious, repetitive tasks, and the list goes on.

OS-Level Search: Spotlight
Handled by Tiger's search technology, Spotlight, users may search across documents, images, movies, music, PDFs, email, calendar events, and system preferences with one keyword. Spotlight reviews text content, filenames, and keywords (metadata) applied by users and automatically stored by files to return search results. Results are fast and smart, providing previews of returned files and the ability to filter them by kind, date, people, and location.

  Spotlight Search Return

More Robust Conferencing: iChat AV
iChat AV updates the Panther version with various new features. Enjoy three-dimensional, multi-participant video meetings with better resolution and compression. Conduct audio conferences with up to 10 members utilizing a graphical panel with sound meters for each speaker that indicate who is speaking. Purchase and run your own Tiger server and conduct instant messaging behind your firewall.

iChat Audio Conferencing

iChat Video Conferencing

Parental Controls
Set computer profiles for children using the aptly named Parental Controls and limit their access to system controls, documents, printers, burners, applications, email, chat, and the Web. With multiple profiles, parents can set varying levels of access for each child. Even downloaded or emailed applications are subject to parental approval first.

Drop and Drag Tool Panels: Dashboard
Pull in mini applications from a menu, named the Dashboard, to complete frequent tasks, like tracking flights and stocks or looking up words in the dictionary. Add and rearrange these panels, called "widgets," on your desktop as you choose, and hide or show them with the click of a button. Some other widgets include a calendar, calculator, weather report, yellow pages, language translator and unit converter.

                         Desktop with Dashboard Widgets

Language Translator Widget

Stock Tracking Widget

Automated Repetitive Tasks: Automator
Choose pre-programmed "actions" from a library and automate tedious tasks when they have to be done in bulk, like editing images for slideshows and creating birthdays in the address book. There are hundreds in the can and sure to be more as third-party vendors create and make them available.

Automation of Image Editing Task with Automator

Real-time Browser: Safari

Quickly view news headlines and article summaries from around the world with Tiger's browser, Safari . Take advantage of RSS protocols to get the latest news updates automatically.

Improved Mail

Tiger's email program, Mail, uses Spotlight to manage your mail. Find messages easily and let Mail automatically organize your messages as they come into the box. New photo resizing, archiving, and slideshow options enhance your ability to share and enjoy pictures via email.

Centralized Computer Sync: .Mac Sync
Use .Mac to sync all your Mac computers, wherever they are. .Mac Sync allows you to conveniently sync your Safari bookmarks, iCal appointments, Address Book contacts, passwords, and Mail settings for multiple Mac computers over the Internet.

Automation of Image Editing Task with Automator


Apple's spoken interface technology, VoiceOver, gives people with visual and learning disabilities equal access to Mac.

Enhanced QuickTime 7

Featuring the new standards-based H.264 video codec, QuickTime 7 brings you incredible video quality with lower data rates and smoother playback.

More Details

Publisher: Apple ComputerCategory: Operating SystemsBinding: DVD-ROMLanguage: English


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