In Pictures: Mac OS X's 9 lives

In 21 years, Apple's reinvented Mac OS has pushed computing in vibrant new directions. Now a new version is imminent

Mac OS X Panther (10.3)

Reign: October 2003-April 2005

Key new capabilities: Safari browser, Exposé window manager, FileVault folder encryption, videoconferencing support added to instant-messaging client, improved Windows interoperability and PDF rendering, systemwide font manager (Font Book), fax support, ability to switch among active user accounts, X11 support for X Window Unix applications, introduction of the brushed-metal Finder styling

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