Mac OSX Leopard Arrives, Fanboys Go Wild
Hoping to stoke the same passions evoked by the iPhone release, Apple stores 'round the globe are turning an operating-system release into a sort of retail party, with a designated launch time and everything. From what I've seen, Mac OS 10.5, aka Leopard, will offer some cool new features, but isn't the giant leap forward that 10.4 was from 10.3. Advanced previewing tools will cut down on the multitasking, but the segmented exposé doesn't seem that useful. Leopard offers a streamlined backup system, but one will obviously need an external hard drive for that to work. Of course, I have not played with a full version yet-- my machine is kind of old (in laptop terms), so I'm still on the fence about upgrading.
The update to Apple's Mac OS X operating system, called Leopard, went on sale at the Apple Store in Tokyo on Friday evening, part of a global launch that will unfold around the world over the next 24 hours.
Apple is putting the software on sale at 6 p.m. local time at stores worldwide. That means customers in Australia and New Zealand got a head start on the rest of the world, although Tokyo marks the first launch of the OS, also called Mac OS X 10.5, at an official Apple Store.
If you've worked with Leopard, let us know what it's like in the comments section.