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Leopard goes up for pre-order, ships Oct. 26

updated 08:55 am EDT, Tue October 16, 2007

Leopard up for pre-order

After a brief downtime on Tuesday, the Apple Store has been put back online with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, which is now available for pre-order. The latest version of the core Mac operating system costs $129 for a single user or $199 in a "family pack," and should ship October 26th; customers who pre-order now will receive free shipping. The software introduces a number of new features to the Mac OS, among them Time Machine file recovery, stacked Dock icons, and the integration of Cover Flow into the Finder system browser. Users can also divide their desktop into separate "Spaces," and run Boot Camp without a separate download. An Intel or PowerPC G4 Mac is required, with a minimum of a 867MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and a DVD drive.




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  1. iZulu

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Oh yeah

    its on like donkey kong!

  1. discotronic

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Education Pricing

    It used to be $69 now it is $116. Not much of an education discount with Apple products these days. I guess we are lucky to even have a discount since most companies don't offer any kind of edu. discount to begin with.

    Was Tiger the same price?

  1. Faceplant

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    It is my understanding...

    ...that the packaging contains chinchilla fur and fetus material. The disc itself is made from PVC's and whale meat. The circle of the disc incorporates symbolism that makes people want to pray in public schools while at the same time the X on the front is a throwback to Jim Crow laws. This means someone other than Greenpeace is finally going to be offended. Thank Buddah!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    come on MacNn

    This is the best you can do on Leopard features?

    The software introduces a number of new features to the Mac OS, among them Time Machine file recovery, stacked Dock icons, and the integration of Cover Flow into the Finder system browser. Users can also divide their desktop into separate "Spaces," and run Boot Camp without a separate download.

    OMG, STACKED dock icons! Now, for those who loathe the dock, more to loathe about it!

    And CoverFlow in the Finder! Yes! Because we spend all our time in the Finder wanting to search for a file, know exactly what it looks like! Great for all those papers that have the same title page!

    And, get this! You can run Boot Camp WITHOUT A SEPARATE DOWNLOAD! Now that's a feature worth paying for! Me, I've been holding off on this boot camp stuff because the whole separate download just confused me! (Of course, this "feature" isn't really a "feature" since you can't get Boot Camp any other way).

    My big question on Spaces is whether you can separate different windows of an app to different "spaces" (so I can have 3 browser windows in one space, but open another one in another space), or is it App-specific.

  1. SamGuy

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Pissed

    Damn Education Discount.

    I bought Tiger for $69.

  1. iZulu

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    testudo,

    your back again? your worse than plague, or syphilis, neigh, both, with a dash of leprosy.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: understanding

    The circle of the disc incorporates symbolism that makes people want to pray in public schools

    Are you insane? The circle of the disc makes people want to join islam, become radicals, and start a jihad against MS. Its obvious to anyone who's not blinded by the media's overall liberal bias!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: testudo

    So, exactly how do you know I'm worse then syphilis?

    And if you can find anything in the MacNN write-up of the excitement that is Leopard to stifle a yawn, please, let us in on it.

  1. BelugaShark

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Spaces

    There are some insightful articles written on OS X 10.5 features on AppleInsider, such as Time Machine, Spaces, ToDo and email.

  1. gskibum3

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Hoping

    I hope StopLight doesn't suck in Leopard as much as it does in Tiger!

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