updated 04:10 pm EDT, Thu June 14, 2007
Leopard #1 on Amazon
Amazon is now taking pre-orders for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), due to ship in October of this year. Already it has snagged the #1 product ranking in Software, besting Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2004 Macintosh and others. We previously posted an in-depth look at the new features in Leopard, which were discussed in further detail at this week's WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) in San Francisco.
Leopard offers a new desktop, a new Finder, and 64-bit top-to-bottom functionality. Detailing 10 features of the forthcoming system software, Jobs covers features dubbed "Quick look," "automatic animation," Boot Camp, "Spaces," Dashboard, revamped iChat, and the Time Machine backup utility. Apple's new desktop includes a new menu bar as well as "Stacks," Apple's rapid access folders that reside within a brand new dock. A new Finder offers a cleaner sidebar, the ability to search remote Macs as well as servers, and a "Back to my Mac" feature that enables users to browse their own computer from remote locations. Leopard's new Finder also adds Cover Flow technology for viewing files and folders in a manner similar to flicking through iTunes albums.