In the previous decade Apple Inc. developed many versions of Mac OS X, which is the leading operating system of the world. Latest version of Max OS X is 10.7 Lion released in 2011 year just few month before the death of Steve Jobs, Former CEO of Apple Inc.
September 13, 2000: Apple released a beta version of its upcoming Mac OS X code-named Kodiak, a successor to OS X 9. Aqua interface UI surfaced for the first time. Apple sold Kodiak for $29.95(Rs 1,367).
March 24, 2001: After the preview, Apple launched its first stable release of Mac OS X v10.0, Cheetah. Critics applauded the release but Cheetah had very few supported applications to entice mass adoption.
September 25, 2001: Apple fixed Cheetah’s shortcomings by launching Mac OS X 10.1 Puma later that same year. Puma was much better than Cheetah and was sold for Rs 5,890, but Cheetah users got it as a free upgrade.
August 23, 2002: Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2) sported many significant changes over past OS builds – advanced graphics, improved performance and visuals, inclusion of an address book and iChat apps. Also Happy Mac gave way to Apple’s logo during boot up on the screen, ending an 18-year-old ritual.
October 24, 2003: With Panther (Mac OS 10.3) out of the door, OS X included much-adored first-time features like Expose, Safari browser, an improved version of Finder and PDF rendering. Support for running Microsoft Windows reached unforeseen heights.
April 29, 2005: As many as 150 new features were released with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Dashboard and Spotlight were introduced. In 2006, with OS X 10.4.4, Apple launched the first Intel-based Macs that ran on Tiger.
October 26, 2007: Apple launched Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) with a bang, proclaiming over 300 new feature additions to the Mac’s flagship OS. Unlike Tiger, Leopard had a single DVD for installation on supported Macs. It supported 64-bit apps and introduces Time Machine, Spaces and Boot Camp.
August 28, 2009: Apple killed support for PowerPCs with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Instead of introducing a bunch of new features, Snow Leopard focused on fine-tuning, tweaking and improving the existing OS X experience.
July 20, 2011: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion was launched where Apple introduced quite a few features from its insight into the hugely successful iOS platform.
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