|n.||1.||A recitation or song of a rhapsodist; a portion of an epic poem adapted for recitation, or usually recited, at one time; hence, a division of the Iliad or the Odyssey; - called also a |
|2.||A disconnected series of sentences or statements composed under excitement, and without dependence or natural connection; rambling composition.|
|3.||(Mus.) A composition irregular in form, like an improvisation; |
|Noun||1.||rhapsody - an epic poem adapted for recitation|
|(operating system)||Rhapsody - Apple Computer, Inc.'s next-generation
operating system for PowerPC processor-based systems
capable of running Mac OS. Rhapsody includes four
components: the Core OS, the Blue Box (the implementation of
the Mac OS within Rhapsody), the Yellow Box, and the Advanced
Mac Look and Feel.|
"Rhapsody for Intel" runs on Intel processors It includes the Core OS, the Yellow Box, and the Advanced Mac Look and Feel, but lacks the Blue Box and therefore is unable to run Mac OS software.
"Rhapsody Developer Release" is a developer-only release of Rhapsody, scheduled for release in late 1997. It will go to all members of the Macintosh Developer Program and the Apple Media Program worldwide who have signed nondisclosure agreements.
"Rhapsody Premier Release" will be the second release of Rhapsody, scheduled for early 1998. It is meant for early adopters and will include a partially finished human interface and a partial implementation of the Blue Box.
"Rhapsody Unified Release" will be the third release, scheduled for mid-1998. It will be the first public release, and it will include the first full implementation of the Rhapsody human interface and the Blue Box.