Apple unveils near final version of Mac OS X Leopard

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in macOS edited January 2014
I'm pleased with the whole new Desktop/Finder/QuickLook/Time Machine nexus. I think it's a bigger deal than it seems at first glance.



For what it's worth, I still think we won't see the new iMac until after Leopard is released.
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  • Reply 1 of 151
    mbsammbsam Posts: 2member
    Wow, I am completely underwhelmed. Steve spent 10 minutes talking about freaking Widgets. I mean COME ON. And who is the real beneficiary of all this fluff (most of which was already seen before)? WINDOWS USERS. I'm sorry but where is the new stuff? Hardware wise we haven't gotten anything besides the AppleTV and the iPhone. Way to stay commited to Macs. I'm over it.
  • Reply 2 of 151
    irelandireland Posts: 17,737member
    The thing that most excites me about today's revelations is the new Apple.com, funny that.



    Quote:

    All features referenced in the Mac OS X Leopard website are subject to change.



    Two things: 1. Aqua still isn't dead. 2. I hope to God Apple has the sense to include iLife and iWork('07/'08) into Leopard.
  • Reply 3 of 151
    bdkennedy1bdkennedy1 Posts: 1,459member
    Wow, I was looking forward to getting home and seeing what new presents were waiting for me. I was like, "That's it?"



    Those were the top secret features we've waited so long for? Maybe Steve is training our minds not to expect so much from the keynotes anymore. Safari 3 for Windows. Hmmmffff.



    Dear Apple,

    You have 51 days to give me a reason to spend another $100 to renew my 5-year-old .Mac membership.
  • Reply 4 of 151
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mitchla View Post


    Why did they take the Apple Store down? No new products were offered.



    The store has been redesigned. No new hardware surprises.
  • Reply 5 of 151
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
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    Originally Posted by ascii View Post


    I like the new "floor" style dock with it's stacks, and the new Finder.



    But I am disappointed the beta is not being made available to more developers. It is quite elitist. Not everyone can affort $5000 for a trip to SF, but we need to test our software too...



    To be honest with you, I think functionality is once again taking a back seat to appearance. "Stacks" is one of the dumbest damn things they've come up with recently.
  • Reply 6 of 151
    msanttimsantti Posts: 1,377member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by thedillydotcom View Post


    I also remember that feature.



    I was rather underwhelmed at the desktop innovations in comparison to some of the features available from linux with their 3D beryl demos.



    http://lunapark6.com/?p=2916



    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/434675..._ubuntu_beryl/



    It seems like from what I can tell, with every instance of beryl i've watched, that linux is making leaps and bounds over what MS and Apple are offering in terms of 3D desktops. I have no idea how usable they are, what hardware it takes to run them, or how easy they are to setup, but they sure are wowing me to the point that i'd consider installing linux on one of my machines.



    Your right. The Beryl stuff is way better. THe wavy windows would increase my productivity 10 fold.
  • Reply 7 of 151
    bdkennedy1bdkennedy1 Posts: 1,459member
    Quote:

    It seems like from what I can tell, with every instance of beryl i've watched, that linux is making leaps and bounds over what MS and Apple are offering in terms of 3D desktops. I have no idea how usable they are, what hardware it takes to run them, or how easy they are to setup, but they sure are wowing me to the point that i'd consider installing linux on one of my machines.



    How are they making leaps and bounds over Windows and Mac? From what I saw they used all the 3D ideas from Vista and Tiger, and they're still stealing GUI icons from both OS's. Doesn't seem very original to me.
  • Reply 8 of 151
    xelitexxelitex Posts: 46member
    where can we find videos for these releases?
  • Reply 9 of 151
    desarcdesarc Posts: 642member
    Scheduled to ship in October, Leopard introduces...



    ...sweet, i can't wait until this ships at 6pm on halloween.
  • Reply 10 of 151
    louzerlouzer Posts: 1,054member
    So, are these the top-secret features we've heard so much about? Because, really, they don't seem so "We better not let the cat out of the bag!" kind of things.
  • Reply 11 of 151
    schmidm77schmidm77 Posts: 223member
    So the award for most overused interface paradigm goes to coverflow...
  • Reply 12 of 151
    dmwogandmwogan Posts: 36member
    hmm....maybe theres one more thing still..



    Half of these features I don't want or won't use (ical, mail, time machine etc...), so I'm not too excited. I'll be buying it, but at least the finder looks good now.
  • Reply 13 of 151
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member
    I like the new "floor" style dock with it's stacks, and the new Finder.



    But I am disappointed the beta is not being made available to more developers. It is quite elitist. Not everyone can affort $5000 for a trip to SF, but we need to test our software too...
  • Reply 14 of 151
    keithwkeithw Posts: 56member
    The stock is down about $4. I guess Wall Street wanted more. Anyway, where is our BluRay support we were hoping for?



    Keith W.
  • Reply 15 of 151
    louzerlouzer Posts: 1,054member
    So, now Apple's exerts more control again. Like with the dock (where apps have to go on the left, and files/folders on the right), now we're forced to have the sidebar icons in the order they want us to have them in, not what's convenient for the user? And they compare it to the source list in itunes, which, in my opinion, broke their software more then it helped. I mean, I've got files listed under audiobooks that aren't audiobooks, and I've got audiobooks (with the correct genre and everything) listed as a music file, and not under audiobooks.



    And with an office of 8 computers, what if I only want one or two to show up?
  • Reply 16 of 151
    abster2coreabster2core Posts: 2,501member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ascii View Post


    I like the new "floor" style dock with it's stacks, and the new Finder.



    But I am disappointed the beta is not being made available to more developers. It is quite elitist. Not everyone can affort $5000 for a trip to SF, but we need to test our software too...



    On what basis did you come to that conclusion?
  • Reply 17 of 151
    rot'napplerot'napple Posts: 1,839member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by keithw View Post


    The stock is down about $4. I guess Wall Street wanted more. Anyway, where is our BluRay support we were hoping for?



    Keith W.



    Not to mention NEW iLife and iWork?!
  • Reply 18 of 151
    curteggcurtegg Posts: 7member
    No ZFS mention. That alone would make me upgrade to leopard. Guess, I'll hold off till next year on the OS and hardware (stick with my 6yr old g4).
  • Reply 19 of 151
    AppleInsiderAppleInsider Posts: 50,754administrator
    At its developers conference Monday, Apple unveiled a near final version of Mac OS X Leopard, the sixth major release of what the company calls 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 updated Finder featuring Cover Flow, Quick Look, Time Machine, Spaces and enhanced iChat and Mail applications.



    "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 Apple chief executive 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."



    The next-generation Apple OS 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, a 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 offers a compelling new 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*; andnew 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, 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.
  • Reply 20 of 151
    titoctitoc Posts: 58member
    Is it me or was I tripping at the MacWorld Keynote address in January? I thought I saw an Apple demo of iChat where you could have a feature where you could control a friend's Mac via iChat (ala Remote Desktop). I specifically remember the Apple guy talking saying in the demo "How many of you out there have parents that always need help with their Mac's but have a hard time showing them how to do certain things?" Did anyone else see this demo at MacWorld? Or am I having weird Mac dreams where I envision cool features not yet developed? If this is NOT a dream and someone else CAN verify that this REALLY was shown at MacWorld, then what happened to it? I didn't see anything like this at this Keynote OR on the Apple site. Can someone verify if this feature will be on the Leopard iChat? Thanks!
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