Apple's new operating system, Mac OS X, has promptly sold out after hitting AppleCentres around Australia last week.
Demand for the application has been huge, surprising the vendor and resellers alike. Adam Steinhardt, director of Apple retailer Next Byte, says he expected more wariness, considering the huge change involved with transferring from one operating system to another.
Speed, the Unix base and the brand new Aqua interface are proving big draw cards. The first two enable functionality, ease of use, and a smooth transition, while the latter is being hailed as a visual extravaganza.
Apple is calling OS X "the most important software [developed in-house] since the original Macintosh operating system in 1984". OS X versions of iMovie 2, iTunes and AppleWorks 6.1 are available as downloads at www.apple.com.au.