Home > macOS > Mac OS X Panther 7B85/6 Gold Master? Mac OS X Panther 7B85/6 Gold Master? Submitted by Prognathous 2003-10-02 macOS 23 Comments A number of Mac news sites are citing insider information and claim that Mac OS X 10.3 Panther (version 7B85 or 6) has reached Golden Master status and is heading for duplication. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 23 Comments 2003-10-02 2:55 pm Anonymous does this mean shipping for Panther will be in November? 2003-10-02 2:57 pm Anonymous It takes about 25 to 30 days to mass-duplicate CDs and box them for such a big product, yes. 2003-10-02 2:59 pm Anonymous “siting” should be spelt “citing” Sorry to nitpick. 🙂 2003-10-02 3:12 pm Anonymous about how long will it take for Apple hardware to ship with 10.3? I want to get a new powerbook! 2003-10-02 3:17 pm Anonymous As soon as OS X.3 goes on sale, I’m sure the new power books will have it. On the Apple website they state what OS is on them, just make sure its X.3 2003-10-02 3:21 pm Anonymous If this is true – why isn’t Apple letting you Pre-Order it? I’m sorry, but I don’t think it is quite GM yet since they just released another build about 4 days ago. 2003-10-02 3:34 pm Anonymous Apple has always been secretive about release schedules. I would not expect any ability to pe-order. One day you will be able to order a system with 10.2, the next 10.3. 2003-10-02 3:36 pm Anonymous Nah, pre-orders are a sticky wicket. That, an’ they’re doing > 1 builds/day, discarding the crappy ones (of which there are many and only advancing the good ones. I actually expected B80 to be the GM candidate. It’ll be available within a month or so. Peace, ‘rithm 2003-10-02 3:45 pm Anonymous even though I did find out about carbon copy cloner which made it possable to move my install to a larger drive with no problems, I still would like to do a fresh install to make sure I have a nice clean set up…I have upgraded from 10.0 to 10.1 to 10.2, it is due for a fresh install. 2003-10-02 3:58 pm Anonymous Apple originaly said it hoped Panther would be ready in October. So, if true, this is not far off from their original projections. 2003-10-02 6:48 pm Anonymous nm 2003-10-02 7:08 pm Anonymous I’m going to buy it as soon as it’s available. 2003-10-02 7:43 pm Anonymous X code looks interesting but how valuable is this to average mac users? Is is faster than the last version? 2003-10-02 7:49 pm Anonymous X Code is the new name for their development environment. It is aimed at making the compiler better and making the development cycle more efficient. The net effect on users is that software for OS X will be easier to build and new cool programs will come out faster. As for direct value to the average mac users check out: http://www.apple.com/macosx/panther/ 2003-10-02 9:08 pm Anonymous “As for direct value to the average mac users check out: http://www.apple.com/macosx/panther/“ I did look at that and that’s what i mean by how valuable is this to the average mac user. don’t get me wrong they are cool features but are they enough to get money out someones pocket on an upgrade? don’t know myself. 2003-10-02 10:49 pm Anonymous I did look at that and that’s what i mean by how valuable is this to the average mac user. don’t get me wrong they are cool features but are they enough to get money out someones pocket on an upgrade? don’t know myself. Good question. Probably not a killer update for basic email-checking web-browsing individuals. I use the computer many hours a day for work, so any productivity/performance enhancements I can get are worth it to me. Things like the new Finder, Exposé, font management are useful to me. The new version of the Preview app seems incredible for something that is miserable to do – browsing large PDF’s. I even hate it in Acrobat, so this will be a nice feature. FileVault’s an interesting idea for the truly paranoid. But, beyond all that I’m just hoping for it to be a bit more solid and snappy. Upgrade pricing Apple? Are you listening? Bah. 2003-10-03 4:38 am Anonymous Sorry I can’t remember but will this be a fully 64-bit OS running 32-bit apps? Or will it be 64-bit aware in certain places? I was in an Australian Apple store and they told me it would be 64-bit, but I didn’t believe them. What is it? 2003-10-03 4:43 am Anonymous Time to start saving my pennies. Looking forward to expose. 2003-10-03 4:54 am Anonymous Its a hybrid OS in terms of bits. It will be tweaked in some places to use 64-bits when neccessary while a lot of it will remain 32 bit. 2003-10-03 7:00 am Anonymous Trust me, You couldn’t live without exposé and the new finder, after trying it out. It’s more than cool, it’s an invaluable tool that will speed up and make easy everything you do. I have 10.2 on another can and i was trés irritated that the Panther features was missing. How quick you adapt… 2003-10-03 1:13 pm Anonymous I’ve had my eye on this since the first screenshots started to show up, and can hardly wait to get it. It seems to me that with each new release of OS X it just keeps getting better. ThinkSecret has run a number of articals talking about the new features in depth. Has anyone heard anymore about when Oracle 10g will be released. Oracle stated that the next version of its software will run on Mac. Already use JDeveloper to do some Oracle stuff with my Mac system at work. 2003-10-03 8:16 pm Anonymous My christmas wish list is done already. 2003-10-04 12:16 am Anonymous 10.0 was not worth moving from 9.X but 10.1 and 10.2 is definitely worth it. I expect nothing less from 10.3. If it makes daily Finder operations and other tasks faster like 10.1 and 10.2 did, then I will be happy.