The version of Mac OS X Tiger, Version 10.4.6, specifies that this version has over 200 new features and mentions “Spotlight search technology, Dashboard widgets, Safari RSS web news, iChat AV… [and] H.264 Quicktime [sic] video.”
Since this is not the initial release of Mac OS X Tiger, it is packaged in a designed software sleeve—not in a retail box.
This 2-CD set from May 1999 is titled The Apple Sales and Marketing Resource Library, Provider Edition.
CD 1 contains: PowerSales May 1999 Apple Load Ad Slicks ColorSync White Paper Final Cut DataSheet & FAQ QuickTime 4.0 Data & Fact Sheet Mac OS X Server Data Sheet & FAQ Mac OS X Server Presentation Mac Products Guide 04.99 Mac OS Promos
CD 2 contains: Mac OS X Server Training
The CDs also include, “See insert for complete listing,” indicating that a CD insert was also printed, but it is not included in my collection.
This QuickTime VR Authoring Studio retail software box from 1997 provided a CD and manual for Apple’s QuickTime VR Authoring Studio software.
According to Apple, “Apple® QuickTime® VR Authoring Studio software lets you create interactive virtual-reality scenes with point-and-click simplicity. It takes full advantage of the intuitive Mac® OS interface to help you easily turn photos and computer renderings into attention-getting 360-degree views. QuickTime VR Authoring Studio is a powerful one-stop solution for producing all kinds of QuickTime VR content.”
In addition, “QuickTime VR supports 360-degree views called panoramic movies, as well as object movies that allow users to view an object from all sides. Both objects and panoramas can be fully interactive, with zooming, animation, and hot spots linked to other multimedia objects.”
The software was very intuitive to use and allowed easy creation of Virtual Reality content as early as 1997.
This QuickTime 4 CD contains QuickTime 4.1 installers for Macintosh and Windows.
The CD cover states:
Install QuickTime 4.1 and experience QuickTime for yourself as you interact with the demo movie included on the CD.
Control your media experience with the intuitive QuickTime Player.
Open just about any media file you come across.
Watch live content over the Internet.
Upgrade to QuickTime Pro so you can edit and save your own movies.
QuickTime 4.1 was released on December 17, 1999. The release provided support for files larger than 2.0 GB in Mac OS 9, added variable bit rate (VBR) support for MP3 audio, and removed support for older 68k Macintosh systems.
Mac OS X Jaguar (version 10.2) was the third major release of Mac OS X, but it was arguably the first version that was intended for a wide audience.
Apple took the opportunity in this release to publicly acknowledge that “Jaguar” was the operating system’s code name and used the name in marketing. Further, the OS release artwork featured a detailed rendering of jaguar skin meant to highlight the enhanced graphics rendering technology built in to the architecture.
Jaguar was a paid upgrade for $129, except Apple offered a “X for Teachers” program that provided the OS for free to educators.
The box refers to the following “Featured technologies:”
This version of Mac OS X Server, Mac OS X Server 10.1, was code named “Puma” and was released on September 25, 2001, just four months after Mac OS X Server 10.0.
This version and its predecessor (v.10.0 “Cheetah”) of Mac OS X Server replaced Mac OS X Server 1.0 and added all the features of Mac OS X to the server product, beginning with the new Aqua user interface. Other significant additions included Apache, PHP, MySQL, Tomcat, WebDAV support, and Macintosh Manager 2.
File services included:
Macintosh (AFP over TCP/IP)
Windows (Samba; SMB/CIFS)
UNIX and Linux (NFS)
Internet and web services included:
Apache web server
QuickTime Streaming Server
WebObjects 5 Deployment
Mail (SMTP, POP, IMAP)
Caching web proxy
This box is shrink-wrapped and has never been opened. It contains:
This Mac OS X box is the original retail box for the Mac OS X v10.0 operating system. Somewhat ironically, it shipped with a Mac OS 9 CD.
The box lists the Mac OS X Core technologies as:
Carbon and Cocoa
Java 2 Standard Edition
Apple Type Services
The inside flap of the box offers a less technical version of Mac OS X’s features: “The super-modern operating system that delivers the power of UNIX with the legendary simplicity and elegance of the Macintosh.”
Keynote was announced by Steve Jobs as an app created for him for his world-renowned presentations. (Previously Jobs had used the application Concurrence by Lighthouse Design.)
This is the box version of Keynote 1.0 from 2003. Keynote was sold as a separate application for about two years until it joined Pages as a part of Apple’s iWork suite of software tools.
In my opinion, Keynote has been far superior to PowerPoint and other presentation applications since its release. Keynote used 3D slide transitions and builds that take full advantage of OpenGL, the graphics system that is part of macOS. Keynote has always perfectly handled imported media since it supports all QuickTime formats available in macOS.
I have been a Keynote user since its beta release in 2003 and have seldom used other presentation formats.
This Education Resource CD is dated Winter 2000. Its design features a rendition of the glossy 3D tabs on the apple.com website at the time. The toolbox image at the bottom of the CD matched the iTools design. iTools is a precursor to what has become Apple iCloud services.