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Apple Unveils Dual-Processor Power Macs
(email@example.com) Starting at $1,699
Fast Xserve Architecture, DDR Memory & Pre-loaded
Mac OS X v10.2 Jaguar
CUPERTINO, CaliforniaAugust 13, Bruce Chizen, president and CEO of
2002 - Apple today unveiled an all new Adobe, added, These new Power Macs run
Power Mac G4 line featuring dual Adobe Photoshop faster than any PC weve
PowerPC G4 processors in every model, seen.
starting at just $1,699 (US). With dual 1.25 In addition to the super fast dual 1.25
GHz, dual 1 GHz and dual 867 MHz GHz model, the new line also includes
PowerPC G4 processors, the new Xserve models with dual 1 GHz and dual 867
high-performance architecture with sup- MHz processors; all with Velocity Engine
port for up to 2GB of Double Data Rate and up to 2MB of advanced DDR back-
(DDR) memory at up to 333 MHz, the side level 3 cache per processor to further
industrys first ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graph- boost performance. All models also in-
ics card and an enhanced enclosure with clude next generation graphics technolo-
increased storage up to nearly half a gies from NVIDIA and ATI, including the
terabyte, the new Power Macs are the fast-
est desktop workstations for creative pro-
See Dual-Processor... p. 3
September 2002 fessionals.
The new all dual processor Power Mac
Vol. 24, No. 9
G4 line also ships with Apples new Mac
OS X version 10.2 Jaguar pre-installed,
offering more than 150 amazing new fea-
Inside this issue tures and applications. Taking advantage
Dual-Processor Power Macs......1 of Jaguars advanced UNIX-based architec-
BAC September Meeting.............1 ture and symmetric multiprocessing capa-
bilities, the Power Mac G4 line delivers BAC September 14, Meeting
BAC Board of Directors..............2
For Sale/Wanted..........................2 over 18 gigaflops (18 billion floating point The September 14, 2002 BAC
BAC Disk of the Month...............2 operations per second), and runs profes- Monthly Meeting will be held at
Family OS X License...................4 sional applications like Adobe Photoshop the Homewood Public Library in
New Sales Record with Jaguar..4 up to 90 percent faster than a 2.53 GHz room 116 starting at 10:00 a.m.
OS X Version of AOL...................5 Pentium 4-based PC.* The program will be presented
Blast from the Past......................5 You can now get a dual-processor G4
on “Photoshop 6” by Jill Tolbert
History of Apple-Macintosh .......5 system with Xserve architecture and DDR
who teaches computer courses at
Display Ads..................................6 memory, pre-loaded with Jaguar for just
$1,699, said Steve Jobs, Apples CEO. Bessemer State.
These are the fastest Macs ever, and Jag- Come early and enjoy coffee
uar really makes the dual processors sing. and cookies plus ..
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Dual-Processor...from page 1
Mac OS X version 10.2 Jaguar, Apples next-generation
operating system as the startup operating system, as well as
new ATI Radeon 9000 Pro with 64MB of DDR SDRAM, Mac OS 9.2.2.
with a quad-pipe 3D engine and Smartshader technology for
cinematic effects and realism. The combination of powerful Availability
graphic cards and Jaguars groundbreaking Quartz Extreme The Power Mac dual 867 MHz and dual 1 GHz processor
compositor, provides customers with advanced workstation models are available this week through the online Apple Store
graphics capabilities that are light years ahead of any other (www.apple.com), at Apple Retail Stores and through Apple
platform. In addition, all Power Mac G4 models now include Authorized Resellers. The dual 1.25 GHz processor Power
one ADC and one DVI port allowing users to drive two Apple Mac G4 is expected to be available in the second half of Sep-
flat-panel displays simultaneously. tember.
The new Power Mac G4 line offers enhancements to its
award-winning easy-access enclosure including four internal
drive bays, each capable of hosting up to a 120GB ATA/100
drive, for a total of nearly a half a terabyte of internal storage;
and two optical drive bays which can each hold a CD-RW,
Combo or SuperDrive for burning DVDs and CDs.
Jaguar offers Power Mac G4 customers amazing new fea-
tures and applications including a new Mail application de-
signed to eliminate junk mail, iChat AIM-compatible instant
messenger, a system-wide Address Book, Inkwell handwrit-
ing recognition, QuickTime 6 with MPEG-4, improved Uni-
versal Access, an enhanced Finder, Sherlock 3 with Internet
Services and Rendezvous, Apples revolutionary home net-
The three-model Power Mac G4 line features:
*a dual 867 MHz or a dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor
with Velocity Engine and 1MB backside L3 cache, and dual
1.25 GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine and
2MB of backside L3 cache;
*ATI Radeon 9000 Pro with 64MB DDR SDRAM or The new Dual-Processor Power Mac G4
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with 32MB DDR SDRAM graphics
and dual display support in all models; support for 256 or
512MB of 266 MHz or 333 MHz DDR SDRAM, with sup-
port for up to 2GB;
*four 3.5-inch hard disk drive expansion bays with either
a 60GB, 80GB or 120GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive running
at 7200 rpm;
*two external expansion drive bays, including support for
a SuperDrive DVD-R/CD-RW and/or Combo DVD-ROM/
CD-RW optical drive; five slots, including four open high-
performance 64 bit 33 MHz PCI slots and an 4x AGP slot for
*two 400-Mbps FireWire ports and four 12-Mbps USB
ports; 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet built-in on the
motherboard and AirPort 802.11 wireless network ready;
*a collection of productivity and professional software titles
including Lemke Software Graphic Converter, Omni Groups
OmniGraffle and OmniOutliner, Caffeine Software
PixelNhance, and Ambrosia Software Snapz Pro X; in addi-
tion to Apples suite of Digital Lifestyle applications includ-
ing iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes and iDVD (requires SuperDrive).
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Comments: Apple offers Apple sets new sales record
family OS X license with Jaguar
By Applelinks Senior Editor John H. Farr August 27, 2002 - Apple today announced that more than
100,000 copies of Mac OS X version 10.2 "Jaguar" were
Thursday, August 15, 2002-Apple Computer has decided sold worldwide during its first weekend, setting a new record
to make it easy for everyone to be honest, according to CNET for Mac OS sales for a single weekend. More than 50,000
News.com. Beginning with the official introduction of OS X people visited Apple's 35 retail stores during Friday night's
10.2 (Jaguar), the purchase of a $200 copy of OS X will per- "100 Minutes of Jaguar" launch event.
mit the buyer to legally install Jaguar on up to five personal "Jaguar is our fastest out-of-the-gate OS release ever, and
Macs. Yes, we know what you're thinking. it's looking like a home run," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO.
True, there is no technological barrier that prevents any "The reviews are off the charts, and customers are raving
OS X purchaser from installing the software on more than about Jaguar's stability,
one machine. This has always been the case with Apple oper- speed, new features and
ating systems, although Mac users are legally required to Windows compatibility."
purchase a separate copy for each machine an operating sys- With more than 150 amaz-
tem is installed on. "Huh?" you say? You say you've always ing new features and applica-
gotten an installation CD from your buddy or your sister or tions, "Jaguar" includes a
borrowed one from the office? Well, most of us have, and new Mail application de-
Apple knows this. One doesn't encourage market share growth signed to eliminate junk
by making it difficult to break the license, after all. So what's mail, iChat AIM-compatible
going on? Microsoft! in- stant messenger, a system-
Microsoft is in the process of forcing everyone to pay for wide Address Book, Inkwell
each and every separate Windows installation. If you have handwriting recognition,
three PCs at home and want Windows XP on all of them, our QuickTime 6 with MPEG-4,
understanding is (and please let us know if we're mistaken) improved Universal Access,
that three copies of the CD will be required. Apple knows an enhanced Finder™,
that people pass installation CDs around. If they wanted to Sherlock 3 with Internet
prevent this, they could. But by offering a $200 for 5 Macs Services, Quartz™ Extreme graphics acceleration technol-
OS X 10.2 license, they make it easy for consumers who want ogy and Rendezvous™ Apple's revolutionary networking
to be strictly honest to upgrade all their computers economi- technology.
cally and put Apple squarely on the "good guy" side of the Pricing & Availability
continuum opposite Microsoft. Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar" is available through the Apple
Apple is "nice." Apple gives consumers the same breaks Store (www.apple.com), at Apple's retail stores and through
that businesses get. Apple gives family discounts on OS X, Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of
whereas Microsoft does not with Windows. You can buy Apple $129 (US) for a single user license.
software and no longer feel guilty for ignoring all the fine Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar" Family Pack is a single resi-
print on the CD wrapper. People will buy this $200 version dence, five user license package that is available through
of OS X because they want to be legal and support the good the Apple Store (www.apple.com), at Apple's retail stores
guys. This is a psychological move, part of the branding pro- and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested re-
cess, rather than a pragmatic way to make more money. In a tail price of $199 (US).
way it's like giving consumers a way to make an offering to The Mac OS Up-to-Date program covers both new Mac
goodness... purchases made on or after July 17, 2002 and Mac OS X
Think about it: very clever, karmically clean, and great v10.1 purchases made on or after July 17, 2002. The Mac
publicity to boot. It also gently reminds Mac users that oper- OS X v10.2 Up-To-Date package is available for a shipping
ating systems are intellectual property and will make at least and handling fee of $19.95 (US) and includes the Mac OS
a few hesitate ever-so-briefly before loaning a friend that Jag- X v10.2 upgrade CDs and an updated Developer Tools CD.
uar installation package. Very interesting, we say, and only Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar" requires a minimum of 128MB
wonder if the people who thought this up know how clever it of memory and is designed to run on the following Apple
really is. products: iMac, iBook, Power Macintosh G3, Power Mac
Check out the BAC web page at: G4, Power Mac G4 Cube and any PowerBook introduced
after May 1998.
America Online Introduces All New OS X Blast from the Past
Version for Macintosh Users
Powered By Netscape [ Ed. note: This article appeared in the Apple PEEL
June/July 1993 issue.
The nation's largest Internet service provider has unveiled Club Officers were:
what America Online is calling its "best version for Apple President - Sam Johnson, Vice-President - Marie Prater,
Macintosh computers yet." The new AOL for Mac OS X is Secretary - Raymond Hawkins, Treasurer, Terry Martin,
completely redesigned to look like a true Mac application Membership Chairman - Don Bennett, Peel Editor - Boyd
and includes many new features, including some not yet in Ennis, Art Director - Steve Creel, Disk Librarian - Luther
its PC counterpart. The new AOL Mac version integrates Fuller, and Video Librarian - Bill Bankson.]
browser technology from AOL's Netscape unit instead of Mi-
crosoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer. Apple Bytes
AOL members on Macintosh computers won't have to look
hard to find major changes in the new AOL for Mac OS X.
Apple has unveiled what some are calling the Mac III,s
The top of the screen beams with colorful new icons, the
incorporating new audio/visual technology, direct memory
buttons glow, and translucent menus ensure that nothing im-
access bus architecture, and the new high-speed Geoport.
portant is buried on the screen.
The Quadra 840av and Centris 660av, both featuring built-
America Online is the only major Internet service provider
in digital video and 32-bit digital signal processors, will
that offers a look-and-feel exclusively designed for Macs.
be available by the end of the summer at prices starting at
AOL and Apple are a natural fit since both companies focus
on the consumer, and are about making technology easy, ac-
Both will be able to capture and output 16-bit color
cessible and most of all fun.
video, and output 16-bit CD-quality sound. The new Macs
The new AOL for Mac OS X delivers many new features,
will also be the first to include Apple’s Casper voice-rec-
including some not yet included on AOL's Windows version
such as the ability to access saved web addresses from more
The high-end Quadra 840av comes in the Quadra 800
than one computer. Members can now personalize their emails
case, with three NuBus slots, up to 128 MB RAM, and
and instant messages with hundreds of pictures such as Harry
support for 24-bit color on 21” displays. The consumer-
Potter and other popular cartoon characters. And new icons
level Centris 660av ships in an adapted Centris 610 case,
indicate when a member is online but away from the com-
with room for one 7” NuBus card and two internal SCSI
puter, or available only on a mobile device such as a pager.
devices and is expandable to 68 MB of RAM.
Additionally, the new Welcome Screen offers one-click ac-
(Ed: Compare that with the new Dual-Processor Power
cess to local breaking news and weather.
Macs that Apple recently introduced.)
The new AOL for Mac OS X is available now as a free
upgrade for existing U.S. members at: http://www.aol.com
The History of the Apple-Macintosh
Care to trace the history of the Apple Computer? The site
lists all computers made by Apple from the Apple I intro-
duced in 1976 to the Macintosh G4 Quicksilver model intro-
duced in January 2002. Each page lists the specs of the ma-
chine along with the date introduced and date terminated.
There is also a picture of each machine. Go to http://
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