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Apple says its new OS contains more than 200 new features and applications.

Apple's Tiger on the loose

Mac fans line up outside the Apple store in downtown San Francisco to grab copies of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger as the operating system goes on sale.

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Apple's Tiger on the loose

Apple's Senior Director of Product Marketing Frank Casanova demonstrates Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger to a crowd of people at the downtown San Francisco Apple store as the new OS goes on sale.

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Apple's Tiger on the loose

Apple says that its new OS, Mac OS X version 10.4, or Tiger, contains more than 200 new features and applications. The highlights are Spotlight, a desktop search technology; and Dashboard, a new way to access information using widgets. The OS also allows for videoconferences with other Tiger users.

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Apple's Tiger on the loose

At the new Apple store in Birmingham, England, the opening of which coincided with Tiger's launch, the time in line passes more quickly with an iPod.

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Apple's Tiger on the loose

Dashboard and its widgets appear at the touch of a hot key. Other widgets can be launched from the bottom of the screen.

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Apple's Tiger on the loose

Probably the key feature of Tiger is its capability to search a hard drive from the desktop--something Windows can't do. To begin a search, simply click on the Spotlight icon in the upper right corner.

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Apple's Tiger on the loose

Apple's upgraded Safari browser features an RSS reader that can be activated from the address bar. A search box and the article length are displayed in the upper right of the browser window. See additional Tiger screen shots from the CNET slide show.

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Apple's Tiger on the loose

Apple's updated Power Mac G5s come loaded with the Tiger operating system. This model features a liquid cooling system.

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This new G5 has a 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Display, which has been reduced in price to $1,499.

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Apple Cinema HD Display

Apple's Tiger on the loose

Apple's new Tiger OS for Macs comes in a black box.

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