In its ”
Fall Technology Guide,” Fortune calls Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar the “most impressive new software so far this year.”
“Why is this important in a world where some 95 percent of new computers carry the Windows banner?” Networking. With version 10.2, OS X makes it easy — or at least easier — for Macs to integrate into Windows networks. Macs have long had file compatibility with Windows software, but now they have network compatibility too,” said Fortune.
Overcoming file compatibility problems enables new users to try Apple’s “other innovative programs” such as iTunes, iMovie, iDVD, iChat, iCal and iSync, Fortune notes.
With the iSync beta users can synchronize Address Book contacts and iCal calendars across Mac OS computers and devices, such as an iSync-compatible mobile phone, an iPod or a Palm OS device. You can also use iSync Public Beta to synchronize two or more Macs, using the Internet (.Mac membership required).