Apple's UK resellers are joining in to help the launch of Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" go with a bang on April 29.

New information on Apple's UK website confirms that as well as special events at its London and soon-to-open Birmingham stores, events are planned across its network of resellers.

Many resellers will stay open late to offer hands-on demonstrations and/or seminars on the operating system, which will go on sale at those resellers not involved in the campaign on April 30.

Meanwhile, Apple's international network of stores including stores in Japan, the UK and across the USA will be offering store visitors attending the launch a chance to win great prizes, including a PowerBook G4; an iPod and "other prizes".