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 March 24, 2001, and was available for $129 or was preinstalled on currently sold computers. This software gets the last update (10.0.4) on June 21, 2001, and later has been replaced by a newer version of Mac OS X 10.1 Puma.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 the Macintosh operating system and the first major update from the 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 22 years old!

Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah
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Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah General Information

ReleasedMarch 24, 2001
Original Price$129
System RequirementsPowerPC G3 processor (Unfortunately Original PowerBook G3 is not supported)
128 MB RAM
1.5 GB of hard disk space
Order NumberM7686LL/A


VersionsBuildRelease Date
Mac OS X 10.04K78March 24, 2001
Mac OS X 10.0.14L13April 14, 2001
Mac OS X 10.0.24P12May 1, 2001
Mac OS X 10.0.34P13May 9, 2001
Mac OS X 10.0.44Q12June 21, 2001

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