Some of the new features included a fast searching system called Spotlight, a new version of the Safari web browser, Dashboard, a new ‘Unified’ theme, and improved support for 64-bit addressing on Power Mac G5s.
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger shocked executives at Microsoft by offering a number of features, such as fast file searching and improved graphics processing, that Microsoft had spent several years struggling to add to Windows with acceptable performance.
only included support for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
All Apple Stores around the world held Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger seminars, presentations and demos.
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is the fifth major release of Mac OS X (now named mac OS), Apple's desktop and server operating system for Mac computers.
Tiger was released to the public on April 29, 2005 for US9.95 as the successor to Mac OS X 10.3 Panther.
These grey colored ‘restore’ DVDs supplied with new Macs, are designed to only restore on the model of Mac that they are intended for.
However, they can be modified to work on any Intel Mac.
On June 6, 2005 at the WWDC in San Francisco, Jobs reported that nearly two million copies had been sold in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger's first six weeks of release, making Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger the most successful operating system release in Apple's history.