Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs previews Mac OS X 10.4 ‘Tiger’ to ship in the first half of 2005

Apple today previewed Mac OS X version 10.4 “Tiger,” the fifth major version of Mac OS X that will ship in the first half of 2005, extending Apple


  1. Probably not much. The real benefit of 64-bitness will be for heavy-duty apps. However, hopefully Apple will continue the process of optimizing and speeding up the OS in general, but consumers using apps like iMovie and iDVD are far, far away from requiring 64-bitness.

    This is great news for scientific number crunchers, though, as is Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Photoshop users, I’m sure. There’s plenty of video producers who would love to be able to run their entire FCP in 32+ Gigabytes of RAM, I’m sure.

  2. I’m intrigued by the sync between macs over the internet. I couldn’t figure out, however, if all the data had to use the .Mac server as an intermediary or if the sync process could go straight between the macs.


  3. These are not reasons to upgrade. Wait for Longhorn in a few years. They will have all these features plus any new ones that Apple adds. You will only have to pay for one copy of Longhorn if you wait rather than several upgrades from Apple. It just makes monetary sense.

  4. Yes, we should just wait a few years until another ugly, bloated, buggy version of Windows comes along with less features than OSX… Sputnik is a riot.

  5. Following the keynote via text feed, I thought Tiger sucks. But finally seeing the keynote from Apple’s website I was like ;-] Apple should have done it live to avoid all the bad word of mouth.

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