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A closer look at Leopard with screenshots

updated 05:50 pm EDT, Fri October 26, 2007

MacNN Leopard gallery

After more than year of waiting, the official global release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is occurring virtually all day Friday and users are expecting the next-generation operating system to bring several advancements and refined user interface. Earlier today we posted our first impressions of Leopard as well as roundup of news, insights, and tidbits (other application specific updates can be tracked using our search, while virtualization developers Parallels said its software is Leopard-ready, while VMware has offered a v1.1 release candidate for Leopard.) We have a screenshot gallery of some of the new features.


Redesigned side Dock

Coverflow, showing the new Exposť application

Coverflow, showing the new Front Row application

The new Finder help menu

New Finder icon previews

Coverflow, showing the new Spaces application

iCal's new layout

Tabbed conversations in iChat

New look for the buddy list

Mail's new note feature

RSS feeds in Mail

Stationery for new message

To Do list in Mail

Quick Look showing video footage

Quick Look showing a photo

Software Update, finding relevant Leopard compatibility patches

Spaces in action

Stacks, showing the fan formation

Stacks, showing the grid formation

Leopard's System Preferences

New included screensavers

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  1. rtbarry

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  1. chirpy22

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    finder windows

    So can anyone confirm? Finder windows update their contents like they are supposed to yet: which should be immediately? I want my OS 9 Finder windows back! I have to wait minutes before the current OS X Finder shows what's actually in the freakin windows Really annoying when you're working on a hot project.

  1. rodvera

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    No PCI Graphics Supported

    I received Leopard today and haven't been able to boot off of the DVD, I have a PowerMac G4 (PCI Graphics) I have a Sonnet ZIF 1GHz upgrade card installed, an ATI Radeon 9200 128MB, 1GB of RAM and a Seagate 750GB SATA drive. Nowhere have I found that processor upgrade cards aren't supported and no where have I also found that PCI graphics machines aren't supported. I called Sonnet Tech support and the guy on the phone said that Apple has quietly killed support for PCI Graphics Macs. Is this true?

  1. robttwo

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    I fear I am being punished for actually having my zillions of files organized, and keeping my drives managed.

    Now I have to put up with a plethora of "find stuff" features and "2-step" launches for other who do not. Which is fine. But please let us others just have our "slim" Finder and dock back.

    Comon Apple, dont be...


  1. Guest

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    PCI G4s

    Like the one before me here posting :

    I am the owner of a Powermac G4 / 400 with PCI graphics ("Codename Yikes" ) - it has a Geforce 5200 graphics ( QuartzExtreme enabled under Tiger ) , 1024 MB of Ram, a modern fast HDD.

    I hacked open the OSInstall.mpkg from the Leopard DVD and set the check for 866Mhz to 399.

    It wont boot! It gives kernelpanics and just quits. So Apple has indeed not only set the CPU speed, but have removed all required kexts to boot any PCI based machine.

    It is a shame ! This G4 can boot every OS from 8.6 to Tiger, and now suddenly it is obsolete ?!

    What makes Leopard only different ro Tiger is the demand for a Q/E graphics - the horsepower of the cpu cannot be that relevant, because an G4/400 with AGP I have seen operating just fine under ( the same "hacked" installer used ) Leopard, in fact if you disable time-machine running in background LEo is faster than Tiger on old macs.

    Shame on you Apple !

  1. robttwo

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    golly gee4

    So, Leopard won't work on a machine that was discontiued in october of 1999.

    What, are you some kind of a nut? That was EIGHT years ago.

    Take the $129 and put it towards a new machine.


  1. boleric

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    I agree with robttwo. I'm impressed with the legacy support as it is. I'm not surprised that yours is no longer supported. 8 years come on. Vista when launched barely supported 1 or 2 year old computers (due to stiff video requirements)

    I'm sure you can hack an install anyways...

  1. jasong

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    Joined: Mar 2000


    class action

    I smell a class action lawsuit. I have a Mac LC III and there really is no reason for them to have dropped 68k support . . .

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