Mac OSx – an overview

Mac OS X (pronounced /ˈmæk ˌoʊ ˌɛs ˈtɛn/) is a series of Unix-based operating systems and graphical user interfaces developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. Since 2002, Mac OS X has been included with all new Macintosh computer systems. It is the successor to Mac OS 9, released in 1999, the final release of the “classic” Mac OS, which had been Apple’s primary operating system since 1984.

Mac OS X, whose X is the Roman numeral for 10 and is a prominent part of its brand identity, is a Unix-based graphical operating system, built on technologies developed at NeXT between the second half of the 1980s and Apple’s purchase of the company in late 1996. From its sixth release, Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard” and onward, every release of Mac OS X gained UNIX 03 certification while running on Intel processors.

The first version released was Mac OS X Server 1.0 in 1999, and a desktop-oriented version, Mac OS X v10.0 “Cheetah” followed on March 24, 2001. Releases of Mac OS X are named after big cats: for example, Mac OS X v10.7 is usually referred to by Apple and users as “Lion”. The server edition, Mac OS X Server, is architecturally identical to its desktop counterpart, and includes tools to facilitate management of workgroups of Mac OS X machines, and to provide access to network services. These tools include a mail transfer agent, an LDAP server, a domain name server, and others. It is pre-loaded on Apple’s Xserve server hardware, but can be run on almost all of Apple’s current selling computer models.

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Apple, this is one of the leading companies in the world in making and distributing communication electronics and devices. Being a worldwide company it nearly exists in all countries.

In the USA Apple computers are sold online in most shops and shipped to their destinations. Most shops are now distributing these products online, companies like Small dog electronics found in the south east of Dallas city in the in Texas state, have their market target majorly online. Fry’s outpost, Powermax, Macprices and Macworldprice finder are some of the major apple companies in the USA.

In Africa we have, most Apple store in South Africa, The ZA stores is the leading Apple store in South Africa it has been an online store where all the shopping is done by smart cards, then the shipping is done to various destinations. Also the digicape, found in south of Cape Town is the second leading store in Africa for providing Apple products mostly computers.

It is a lot cheaper to buy Apple computers in some parts of the world, such as the US, than others. If you want to pick up an economical computer on your travels make sure you get quotes for loss and damage protection. Some health insurance for international students can include theft and liability protection for students

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