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What is Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger?

Answer: While Apple is known for the easy-to-use Macintosh operating system, saying the name of the operating system is surprisingly difficult. Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is correctly said, "Mac oh-es ten version ten point four tiger." That's a bit more of a mouthful than, say, "Windows XP."

Tiger is Apple's new operating system, released, or "unleashed," on April 29, 2005. It includes over two hundred new features since Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, making it a substantial upgrade even though it seems like a small jump from 10.3 to 10.4. Some of the new features include Spotlight, a powerful search tool, Dashboard, a way to get information quickly from "widgets" on the desktop, and Automator, a tool for automating repetitive tasks.

For more information on Tiger, visit Apple's Mac OS X website.

Published: April 29, 2005 — by Per Christensson

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