Those of us who’ve had beta Jaguar for the last few months know what a tremendous job Apple has done with the latest incarnation of its Unix-based OS. So much so that most developers I talk to are willing to pony up the $129 asking price for the upgrade.
This is remarkable in light of the fact that developers don’t like to pay for anything that is downloadable or comes on a CD. But quite honestly, Jaguar (code name for Mac OS X 10.2) is that good.
Thanks to a deal between Amazon.com and Apple, all of us can get Jaguar for $79. All you have to do is order from Amazon by Sept. 3, 2002, download the $50 rebate coupon, and have it postmarked no later than Oct. 3. It will take a few weeks to get your $50, but that’s a nice chunk of change to show up in your mailbox.
And by the time you get your check, you will be so hooked on 10.2 that you might decide to take that rebate and get yourself a Bluetooth module or some other goodie to extend the pleasure of Mac computing.
Of course beer and pizza are nice choices too …