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What is Mac OS X?

  • 2011-02-03
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Mac OS X is a series of Unix-based operating systems and graphical user interfaces developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. Since 2002, Mac OS X has been included with all new Macintosh computer systems. It is the successor to Mac OS 9, released in 1999, the final release of the "classic" Mac OS, which had been Apple's primary operating system since 1984.
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History of Mac OS X

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Mac OS X is based upon the Mach kernel. Certain parts from FreeBSD's and NetBSD's implementation of Unix were incorporated in NeXTSTEP, the core of Mac OS X. NeXTSTEP was the object-oriented operating system developed by Steve Jobs' company NeXT after he left Apple in 1985. While Jobs was away from Apple, Apple tried to create a "next-generation" OS through the Taligent, Copland and Gershwin projects, with little success.
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Major features of Mac OS X

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One of the major differences between the previous versions of Mac OS and OS X was the addition of the Aqua GUI, a graphical user interface with water-like elements. Every window element, text, graphic, or widget is drawn on-screen using anti-aliasing technology. ColorSync, a technology introduced many years before, was improved and built into the core drawing engine, to provide color matching for printing and multimedia professionals. Also, drop shadows were added around windows and isolated text elements to provide a sense of depth. New interface elements were integrated, including sheets (document modal dialog boxes attached to specific windows) and drawers.
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Different Versions of Mac OS X

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With the exception of Mac OS X Server 1.0 and the original public beta, Mac OS X versions are named after big cats. Prior to its release, version 10.0 was code named "Cheetah" internally at Apple, and version 10.1 was code named internally as "Puma". After the immense buzz surrounding version 10.2, codenamed "Jaguar", Apple's product marketing began openly using the code names to promote the operating system. 10.3 was marketed as "Panther", 10.4 as "Tiger", 10.5 as "Leopard", the current version 10.6 as "Snow Leopard", and the upcoming 10.7 as "Lion". "Panther", "Tiger" and "Leopard" are registered as trademarks of Apple, but "Cheetah", "Puma" and "Jaguar" have never been registered. Apple has also registered "Lynx" and "Cougar" as trademarks, though these were allowed to lapse. Computer retailer Tiger Direct sued Apple for its use of the name "Tiger". On May 16, 2005 a US federal court in the Southern District of Florida ruled that Apple's use does not infringe on Tiger Direct's trademark.
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What is new in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard innovates with new technologies that improve performance throughout the system. As a developer, you will want to employ Snow Leopard's newest capabilities within your application to make it faster, more responsive, and able to take advantage of the latest Mac hardware.
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Getting PHP running on Mac OS 10.1

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Getting PHP running on 10.1 is simple.
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Installing gedit for python programming in Mac OS X

  • 2011-03-04
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Here is a step by step guide for setting up the development environment for developing programs in python for Mac OS X. gedit is the chosen text editor of choice to keep it simple.
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1. Now what the hell does all this mean???
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View Tutorial          By: Søren at 2011-09-22 03:13:53

2. This article is clearly showing the beauty of the
View Tutorial          By: ashok at 2012-02-25 12:51:01

3. Hats off man !!! Very Simple & Straightforward
View Tutorial          By: Nitesh at 2013-01-06 00:50:53

4. errr! how about reopening the file, and transfer t
View Tutorial          By: szel at 2010-10-05 20:01:04

5. provided examples are very useful.
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8. Very nice article.... explained the concept very n
View Tutorial          By: prashant yeole at 2010-12-16 03:15:07

9. vry nice example....thanx..
View Tutorial          By: rekha at 2010-09-14 11:55:38

10. Good example for vector
View Tutorial          By: mangai at 2011-07-07 09:46:10