Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah
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Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah


The Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah is an operating system that was designed, developed, and sold by Apple in 2001 alongside Apple’s personal computers. The system has been released on 24 March 2001, and was available for $129 or was preinstalled on currently sold computers. This software gets the last update (10.0.4) on 21 June 2001 and later has been replaced by a newer version of Mac OS X 10.1 Puma.

Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah was the next generation of Macintosh operating system and the first major update from classic Mac OS. It contained a brand new code based completely separate from previous Apple operating systems. Mac OS X introduced the new Aqua user interface and a completely new system of memory management. Cheetah proved to be a rocky start to the Mac OS X line, plagued with missing features and performance issues, although it was praised for still being a good start to an operating system still in its infancy, in terms of completeness and overall operating system stability.

Today Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah is 20 years old!

Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah – General information

Overview

Introduced24 March 2001
Price$129
System RequirementsPowerPC G3 processor (Unfortunately Original PowerBook G3 not supported)
128 MB RAM
1.5 GB of hard disk space
DistributionCD-ROM
Order NumberM7686LL/A

Versions

VersionsBuildRelease Date
Mac OS X 10.04K7824 March 2001
Mac OS X 10.0.14L1314 April 2001
Mac OS X 10.0.24P121 May 2001
Mac OS X 10.0.34P139 May 2001
Mac OS X 10.0.44Q1221 June 2001

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