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Posted 11 June 2007 - 11:03 PM

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WWDC 2007, SAN FRANCISCO—June 11, 2007—Apple® today unveiled a near final version of Mac OS® X Leopard, the sixth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system. Scheduled to ship in October, Leopard introduces over 300 new features, including a new Desktop and Dock with Stacks, an intuitive new way to organize files; an updated Finder featuring Cover Flow™ and a new way to easily browse and share files between multiple Macs; Quick Look, a new way to rapidly preview most files without opening an application; Time Machine, a new way to easily and automatically back up and restore lost files or a complete Mac®; Spaces, a powerful new feature to create groups of applications and instantly switch between them; and enhanced iChat and Mail applications, which easily allow users to communicate even more creatively.

“Leopard is the best release of Mac OS X to date, surpassing even Tiger, and will further extend Mac OS X’s leadership as the most advanced and innovative operating system in the world,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We think current and prospective customers are going to love Leopard, and that it will help make the Mac even more popular.”

Leopard includes a completely new Dock featuring Stacks, which can help manage a user’s desktop clutter caused by browser and email downloads. With the click of a mouse, users can instantly fan out the contents of a stack to easily see each item. Leopard’s Finder has been completely redesigned, adding Cover Flow as an innovative way to quickly browse and locate files and applications. Finder’s new Sidebar simplifies the organization of files on a Mac, and adds easy access to shared Macs and PCs on a home network. Subscribers to .Mac can also use the new “Back to my Mac" feature to browse and access files on their remote Macs over the Internet. Also new in Leopard is Quick Look, an innovative new way for users to instantly preview almost any file, and even play media files, without opening an application.

With its unique ability to let users travel back in time to find deleted files, applications, photos and other digital media, Time Machine is a revolutionary way to protect your digital life. With just a one-click setup, Time Machine automatically keeps an up-to-date copy of everything on the Mac. In the event a file is lost, users can use Mac OS X’s Spotlight™ to search back through time to find and then instantly restore the file. Time Machine can automatically back up a Mac to an external hard drive connected with a FireWire® or USB cable, to a server, or wirelessly to an AirPort Extreme® base station with an attached hard drive.

Leopard also includes three new technologies that take full advantage of the latest developments in processor hardware: full native 64-bit support to enable applications to take complete advantage of 64-bit processing while still running side by side with existing 32-bit Mac OS X applications and drivers; easy multi-core optimization and scheduling to take advantage of the latest Intel hardware; and Core Animation, helping developers easily create animated user experiences as amazing as Leopard’s Spaces and Time Machine in their own applications.

Other new features in Leopard include:


Leopard Mail, offering more ways to customize and add personal style to email than ever before, with more than 30 beautiful stationery designs and layouts that look great on a Mac or Windows PC; Notes, making it as easy to take and organize notes as it is to compose and read emails; To Dos, for creating lists viewed directly in Mail and automatically sync them with iCal®; and data detectors that automatically sense phone numbers, addresses and events so they can be easily added to Address Book or iCal;
Leopard iChat with iChat Theater, letting users present photos, presentations, videos and files in a video conference; Photo Booth effects, enabling users to transform their iChat video in real time with fun distortion and color effects; and video backdrops that allow users to choose any photo or video that makes them appear to be anywhere in the world, or out of it;
Leopard iCal, introducing powerful group calendaring features based on the open CalDAV standard that make it easy to organize and coordinate schedules with other people;
Spaces, giving users a powerful new, clutter-free way to create customized spaces on the desktop with only the applications or files needed for each project, and the ability to quickly switch between them with one click of a mouse or keystroke;
Web Clip, bringing anything that a user wants from a web page to Dashboard as a live widget;
Boot Camp, making it possible to run Windows natively on Intel-based Macs*; and
new development tools, including Xcode® 3 with a next generation editor; an all new Interface Builder for easier integration of advanced animation effects into an application; simpler debugging; and support for Objective-C 2.0; DashCode, a better way to create new Dashboard widgets without writing a line of code; and Xray, a new application for optimizing application performance.
Pricing & Availability
Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard is scheduled to ship in October and will be available through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $129 (US) for a single user license. The Mac OS X Leopard Family Pack is a single-residence, five-user license that will be available for a suggested retail price of $199 (US). Volume and maintenance pricing is available from Apple.

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 12:27 AM

When will it be prebuilt on Mac Pros? Any idea? It has to be before October though?

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 12:43 AM

There's some nice stuff in there (i.e. Stacks, Time Machine). Overall, the "TOP SECRET" features were a wicked disappointment to me, though. (It's mostly just a visual re-working of stuff that already exists.) I definitely won't upgrade until I buy a new computer late next year with it already installed.

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 12:58 AM

Anyone know the differences in the beta Bootcamp and the one included in Leopard?

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 01:51 AM

Anyone know the differences in the beta Bootcamp and the one included in Leopard?


The beta will be disabled once the official is released. I don't think there ae any new features being added to it.

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 01:12 PM

yay, reflections!

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:52 PM

yay, reflections!

<_<

They just need to "take it to the limit" and have realtime reflections within Textedit.

As the warrior-poet Ice Cube once said "If the day does not require an AK, it is good"

 

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 04:00 PM

I was expecting a litlle bit more... Some new workflow... but well... we will only know using it.. But what about performance? I mean, the OS performance, is there any database, or somehing about it?

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 04:36 PM

Anyone know the differences in the beta Bootcamp and the one included in Leopard?


One new feature is a menu option that allows you to reboot the to other OS while essentially freezing your place in the current OS.

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Edited by prologue, 12 June 2007 - 04:37 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2007 - 05:41 PM

I like this new feature of ichat where you can take a picture with an alpha mask & put yourself inside the mask.
Lot of good uses for this! :D

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 05:44 PM

I hear that it is going to be even more multi threaded as to take advantage if the crazy amounts of cores that computers have these days. The power of the Quad and the 8-core will come to life! Also with Core animation Motion will just scream.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 04:41 PM

Too bad ZFS was just a rumour. Oh well.




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