Mac OS X Panther
Latest build 7W98
Release date 2003-10-24
Support end 2007
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Mac OS X Panther, or Mac OS X 10.3, is the fourth major release of Mac OS X which was released on 24 October 2003. It is the first version of Mac OS X to have the Safari web browser which replaced the Internet Explorer for Mac browser after a contract between Apple and Microsoft ended.
FileVault was added, which is a built-in disk encryption feature.
Exposé was added, which is a view that shows all thumbnails of open windows.
Fast user switching was added, which allows multiple users to be logged in at the same time.
The Safari web browser was added, which replaces Internet Explorer for Mac.
Finder has an updated icon, brushed-metal interface, support for ZIP files, colored labels, a customizable sidebar, a new search system, and support for secure deletion.
The Font Book was added.
Added built-in support for X11.
Added built-in support for faxing.
Added support for audio and video conferencing in iChat.
Added support for the Pixlet video codec in Quicktime, which enables HD video content.
TextEdit now supports Microsoft Word documents.
Preview has improved PDF rendering.
Improvements to Xcode.