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OS Support for Upcoming Macs Complete, Apple Shifts to Mac OS X 10.2.8

With Jaguar support now said to be complete for forthcoming hardware revisions, Apple has frozen the development of Mac OS X 10.2.7. Meanwhile, the company will continue to build on top of the frozen version of 10.2.7 Jaguar to produce a universal update that will be numbered Mac OS X 10.2.8.

Last month Apple began shipping Power Macintosh G5 units to select customers with a pre-released version of Mac OS X 10.2.7 Jaguar. The computer maker continued this practice with further developed versions of the OS update when it began delivering the desktops in quantity about a week ago. To avoid confusion amongst these G5 owners, and for several other reasons pertaining to recent and upcoming hardware schedules, Apple updated the numbering scheme.

The further development of Mac OS X 10.2.8 Jaguar will continue to focus on core component updates such as USB, FireWire, Power Management, Graphics the Finder and Safari. It is essential that Apple continues the support and refine Jaguar as Panther will not be a free upgrade.