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Leopard may ship October 26th

updated 07:40 pm EDT, Thu October 4, 2007

Leopard may ship Oct. 26th

Apple may be gearing up to release Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) on October 26th according to information from sources at Apple Inc. AppleInsider reports that the announcements are likely to arrive any time between the 22nd and 27th of the month. Though the operating system has not yet achieved golden master status, recent builds have seen very short known issue lists. In fact, the latest build lists only one known issue, with Apple asking developers to test delivery of printer drivers through the Software Update mechanism. Apple has traditionally used the final Friday of the month to roll out major Mac OS X upgrades.

In Late-August, a copy of Apple's Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard introduction video surfaced on YouTube, displaying the company's traditional "Welcome" message in numerous languages set atop a deep-space theme. A simple techno beat accompanies a warm introduction for new Leopard users when installation completes.

In April, Apple said that development of the iPhone would delay Mac OS X Leopard until October because the company has devoted more of its resources toward development of the mobile device. At the time, the company said that while it plans to have all Leopard features completed by early June, quality control would add a few more months to the development cycle.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Faceplant

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I think...

    now may be a good time to upgrade my Mac LC running System 7. Do you think I will notice a difference? I really miss the Font D/A mover, and all this drag dropping is the devils work, just like Tivo! I wish cars still had curb feelers too! Any problems, you just call me at Echo Valley 2-6805, and ask Blanche to connect you!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: ithink

    yea, you'll notice a difference. Once you get past the eye candy, you'll notice its slower, more complex, and a lot less likely to follow a set of HIG.

    Oh, and the font/da mover will still work, no problem at all.

  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969


    i think...

    Try System 7.5.3. It's really cool cuz you get to see the actual icons when you are dragging them, as opposed to just a quare outline. I would recommend MacOS 8, but I think you need more RAM. Oh, and 8.5 is sweet, cuz you get Sherlock. And don't forget MacOS 9 with .Mac.

    Wait a minute. Why are you trying to skip out on all that fun and jump straight to OS X?

  1. _Rick_V_

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Personally, I would wait

    Ever since I moved to MacOS X seven years ago, I've had nothing but problems. SCSIprobe and MacsBug has given me nothing but grief.

    Personally, I would at least wait until they are able to get Compact Pro working.

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969


    i predict that

    Leopard may possibly ship sometime between 3 days ago and Halloween_

    Maybe_ Unless Apple announces they'll delay it again for some new iteration of the iPhone_

    You never know_

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