Mac OS X Jaguar

Mac OS X Jaguar
Version of Mac OS X
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Preliminary name
Latest build6R244
Release date2002-08-23
Support end2006
Mac OS X Puma
Replaced by
Mac OS X Panther

Mac OS X Jaguar, or Mac OS X 10.2, is the third major release of Mac OS X, Apple's desktop and server operating system. It superseded Mac OS X Puma and preceded Mac OS X Panther. The operating system was initially available on 23 August 2002 either for single-computer installations, and in a "family pack", which allowed five installations on separate computers in one household. Most builds of Jaguar were compiled for PPC (for public use) and x86 (for testing purposes for the upcoming partnership with Intel, which would continue until the announcement in 2005). It is the last version of Mac OS to ship with Internet Explorer as the default browser, as it was replaced with Safari as of Mac OS X Panther, though it was still available as an optional component until Mac OS X Tiger.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • Updated the boot screen, which replaces the Happy Mac with a gray Apple logo.
  • Introduced Quartz Extreme, which allows window elements to be drawn out using the GPU for better performance.
  • Improved support for file sharing with Microsoft Windows PCs.
  • Address Book received an overhauled UI.
  • Introduced iChat, a native AIM client for Mac OS X.
  • Included several enhancements to the Finder.
  • Added Inkwell for handwriting recognition on tablets.
  • QuickTime now supports the MPEG-4 video format.
  • Sherlock has been updated to version 3.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Beta[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Updates[edit | edit source]

10.2.1[edit | edit source]

10.2.2[edit | edit source]

Confirmed build 6F6

10.2.3[edit | edit source]

10.2.4[edit | edit source]

10.2.5[edit | edit source]

10.2.6[edit | edit source]

10.2.7[edit | edit source]

10.2.8[edit | edit source]

Security Updates[edit | edit source]