Through a new program called "X [Ten] for Teachers," Apple Computer is giving away a free copy of its Mac OS X version 10.2 operating system, also known as "Jaguar," to every K-12 teacher in the country who requests one.

Apple says the move is intended to give Mac-using educators an easy way to upgrade to the quicker, more versatile Jaguar OS. But some see the announcement as an attempt to revive Apple's standing in the education market, once a mainstay of the company.

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