Apple confirms Mac OS X 10.3 ‘Panther’ will be 32-bit

According to The Register today, Apple has confirmed that its next major OS release, Mac OS X 10.3 “Panther,” will be 32-bit, but “tweaked” to support 64-bit addressing. “That’s the same technique implemented in Mac OS X 10.2.7, the version of the Apple operating system that will ship with the first 64-bit Power Mac G5s.

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