I just came back from the festivities taking place in the Apple Store at Palo Alto, California, regarding the launch of MacOSX 10.2 Jaguar, and I got some exclusive pictures (well, almost…). There was a huge line of people waiting to get in the store. They were probably there for many-many hours. Just a few minutes before they open the doors to people, Steve Jobs enters the building (passing next to me by just one meter from where I was standing), and people around started getting really excited!The doors opened, a lot of people tried to storm in, and the “bodyguards” were only allowing a few people at the time to get in. Being part of OSNews, I got lucky, I got in as one of the first people, even if I did not wait at all in the line. The store employees were sharing free gifts (I got an X sticker and 2 Jaguar round mousepads :), and they were selling Jaguar with 10% discount (and they were giving away a free Apple T-Shirt with each purchase). There was also a competition, to win an iMac with a SuperDrive. The people, Steve Jobs and other Apple employees, all seemed happy, and everything went smooth for the time I was there (for not more than 30 minutes really).
Sorry for the bad quality of some of the pics. Some were taken behind a glass, while being a shorty, some of the pics were taken “blindly” from above.