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System requirements

Supported computers—Power Mac G3, G4, G4 Cube, iMac G3, DV, eMac, PowerBook, or iBook
RAM required—128 megabytes (MB) (unofficially 64 MB minimum)
Free hard drive space—1.5 gigabytes (GB)


Apple introduced many features that were missing from the last version, as well as improving overall system performance.
This system release brought some major new features to the Mac OS X platform:
Performance enhancements—Mac OS X v10.1 introduced large performance increases throughout the system.
Easier CD and DVD burning—better support in Finder as well as iTunes
DVD playback support—DVDs can be played in Apple DVD Player
More printer support (200 printers supported out of the box)—One of the main complaints of version 10.0 users was the lack of printer drivers, and Apple attempted to remedy the situation by including more drivers, although many critics complained that there were still not enough.
Faster 3D (OpenGL performs 20% faster)—The OpenGL drivers, and handling were vastly improved in this version of Mac OS X, which created a large performance gap for 3D elements in the interface, and 3D applications.
Improved AppleScript—The scripting interface now allows scripting access to many more system components, such as the Printer Center, and Terminal, thus improving the customizability of the interface. As well, Apple introduced AppleScript Studio, which allows a user to create full AppleScript applications in a simple graphical interface.
ColorSync 4.0, the color management system and API.
Image Capture, for acquiring images from digital cameras and scanners.