CAUT-CITE SEMINAR 3: Introduction to MAC OS X

Updated: 10:28am, 14 Mar, 2023
30 March 2001 (Fri)
Room 101, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU
Mr. Ivan Ma
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Apple Computer has just released its new operating system for the Macintosh Computer OSX, which has been called "the next generation" of computer operating systems. This session will demonstrate the features of the new operating system and compare it to previous operating systems.


Mac OS X is a super-modern operating system that combines the power and stability of UNIX with the legendary simplicity and elegance of the Macintosh.

Key Features

Aqua user interface

>- Simple and elegant design >- Easy to use and intuitive for new users, with powerful features for professionals >- Innovative organizational features such as the new Dock and Finder >- Fully customizable to the way you work

Unprecedented stability and performance

>- UNIX-based core operating system provides industrial-strength foundation >- Protected memory and advanced memory management increase system stability >- Preemptive multitasking boosts system performance and responsiveness >- Symmetric multiprocessing takes advantage of dual processor systems >- Modern, standards-based networking provides seamless network integration >- High-performance I/O architecture provides plug-and-play support for USB >and FireWire peripherals

Designed for the Internet

>- Built-in best-of-class Internet applications such as Mail, Microsoft >Internet Explorer for Mac 5.1 Preview, and Internet Connect >- Integrated iTools account including a email address, iDisk >storage space, and more >- Software updates over the Internet to keep your system up to date

Killer graphics

>- Quartz 2D graphics for stunning onscreen graphics, PDF imaging, and >extensive font support >- OpenGL for intense 3D graphics >- QuickTime 5 technology for Internet streaming of audio and video

Easy transition

>- Easy installation and setup help get you up and running in minutes >- Classic technology supports most of your current Mac OS 9 applications >- Next-generation "Built for Mac OS X" applications benefit from powerful >new features

About the speaker(s):

Mr. Ivan Ma has been working with Apple Computer International Limited as a Systems Engineer since 1994. He received his Bachelor Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from City University of Hong Kong in 1994.

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