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Panther unleashed into the wild [updated]

Apple on Friday officially launched Mac OS X 10.3 Panther at more than 60 retail stores and numerous Apple authorized resellers nationwide. MacMinute has received reports from several east coast Apple Stores (which re-opened at 8:00 p.m.) that describe extremely large crowds who can’t wait to get their hands on the latest operating system. Most of the people we’ve talked to say tonight’s event “dwarfs” last year’s Jaguar launch event.

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Apple previews ‘Panther’ at WWDC

Apple today previewed Mac OS X 10.3 “Panther,” the next major version of Apple’s operating system. Panther features over 100 new features including a completely new Finder; Expose, a revolutionary new way to instantly see all your open windows at once; and iChat AV, a complete desktop video conferencing solution for business, education and consumers.

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eWeek: 64-bit Macs may outpace ‘Panther’

eWeek reports that Apple is nearing the release of new Power Macs featuring IBM’s 64-bit PowerPC 970 chip — but a 64-bit version of Mac OS X (expected to be the upcoming Mac OS X “Panther”) may lag behind by a month or two. “Sources said that the IBM chip will make its first appearance in a new Power Mac known internally as Q37. However, sources said, Q37 won’t ship with a 64-bit version of Mac OS X, limiting OS performance gains in the initial release.

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eWeek: Mac OS X ‘Panther’ expected in September

The next major revision to Mac OS X, dubbed “Panther,” will reach end users in mid-September, according to eWeek. “According to sources familiar with the forthcoming revisions to the Unix-based OS, Apple will freeze development on new features in May and finalize enhancements to the user interface in July,” writes Matthew Rothenberg.

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