Originally Posted by Ireland
What you think are/will be the compelling reasons to buy/upgrade to Leopard?
*Time Machine is very cool, and useful, I would definitely use it, but really it's just an app. Apple could easily realese Time Machine as a free download now if it was finished with its development.
*As far as I can see Safari is the best thing (I will use it the most) coming in Leopard.
(i) web clip
(ii) a lot of new and very cool tab features
(iii) re-sizable text boxes
(v) as far as I can see it doesn't require Adobe flash to be downloaded seperately.
*ZFS?? Yes, but will the filesystem in the shipped version of leaoprd be ZFS?
*Resolution Independence? But will the average person really make use of this feature in 2007?
*New UI? I'm hoping for this, we don't know for sure, and that hardly takes that long to develop. This can hardly be regarded as a reason to upgrade being that it's purely cosmetic?
*Next versions of iWork & iLife bundled into Leopard? More than anything this would not only make sense to me, but would be a very good reason to think about upgrading, it would also push a dramatic percentage upgrade to Leopard amounst Mac users.
*64bit? Real world testing gives the impression of only minor app speed gains.
*Bootcamp 2.0? In what way will it differ from Bootcamp Beta? (besides possible Apple support)
*Front Row 2.0? Again probably mainly cosmetic.
*Spaces? Probably wont end up using it that
iChat 4.0? Yeah, if it ties in with the iPhone yes, but what about Windows users, will iChat go Windows?
I haven't seen too much radical rethinking of the way it all works? I have heard a snippet about a new Finder. I didn't see Apple try to merge Address Book and iCal. Nothing really that made me say "Wow" yet?