Mac fans remember that Mac OS X 10.4 sees its release on Friday. The new OS, codenamed "Tiger", contains many enhancements, including Spotlight, Automator, and an updated version of the Safari web browser. Tigerís Spotlight search technology is particularly highlighted as a major benefit of this new version of the OS.

Spotlight and its ability to create and automatically update Smart Folders in the Finder will help users find and organize files on their hard drives. This has become more of a problem in recent years because "hard drives are so big we never throw anything away," said Chris Bourdon, Appleís product manager for Mac OS X.