Mac OS X Leopard arives on October 26

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 16 2007 @ 19:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple announced on its website that Mac OS X Leopard will be available in stores on October 26.

Engadget took a look at some of the new features of this OS:
  • Users who bought Apple machines from October 1st on can participate in Apple's Up-To-Date Program, which provides free Leopard upgrades (for $10 shipping).
  • Boot Camp's beta Assistant software expires at the end of 2007, meaning Tiger users that want to continue editing / creating Windows partitions on their Macs need to do so before January, or upgrade to Leopard. Post-January you'll still be able to boot to the partitions you've created, though.
  • Users shouldn't expect expanded sync capabilities between and the iPhone, although it looks like you'll be able to read iPhone notes on your desktop machine now.
  • File system is, indeed, still HFS+; OS X now supports read-only ZFS, as we'd heard.
  • Don't forget to peep the new features / changes list on Apple's site.
  • Call us crazy, but with a 6:00PM Friday launch we think you should expect lines -- but not for Apple to sell out.
  • A few features we're looking forward to (besides the obvious ones):
  • Google Maps integration with Address Book.
  • Tricked out AppleScript.
  • Automator UI recording / playback.
  • Japanese dictionary support.
  • New, easily-printable font books.
  • Front Row now looks more like "Back Row" (the Apple TV interface) -- too bad it's still not more like Media Center.
  • New AirPort menus that show WiFi encryption.
  • Disk encryption now supports 256 bit AES.
  • Built-in grammar checker. Lord knows we need it 'round these parts.
  • Tabbed terminal.

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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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