updated 07:00 pm EDT, Thu October 25, 2007
In brief: Leopard is now shipping in the UK; Synk Backup, MacPractice products, TextExpander, BrowseBack, PhotoPrinto and the RocketRAID controllers are all now compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 ... We've received reports that Leopard is now shipping in the UK. Phil Angell wrote "I got a mail from Apple here in UK to notify me that Leopard has shipped!" VARs are reporting that pre-orders for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard -- available from the Apple Store, Amazon (with Parallels Bundle), and MacMall (for delivery on Oct 26th) -- are double what they were for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
Synk Backup, Standard 6.5 for Leopard
Decimus Software has announced versions 6.3 of Synk Backup, Synk Standard, and Synk Professional, their family of synchronization and backup software for Mac OS X. These releases add support for Mac OS 10.5 "Leopard", automatically running backups and synchronizations when needed volumes are mounted, and a variety of other features and bug fixes. Synk 6.3 is a free update for registered users of Synk 6.x. Synk Backup costs $25, Synk Standard costs $35, and Synk Professional costs $45.
MacPractice products get Mac OS X 10.5-compatibility
MacPractice, Inc has announced MacPractice version 2.2.18 with Leopard compatibility. The update will be automatically distributed via Internet to offices currently using MacPractice software starting next week. The 2.2.18 update is free to clients who maintain a current support contract with MacPractice. The company also announced Leopard support for MacPractice 3, which is currently being introduced into some clients' offices. MacPractice 3 is the foundation version for MacPractice DR (dental Digital Radiography), MacPractice EMR, MacPractice Imaging (medical and chiropractic), MacPractice Interface for iPhone, and MacPractice Web Forms for Internet and Reception.
TextExpander, BrowseBack and PhotoPrinto go 10.5
SmileOnMyMac, a developer of productivity software for Mac OS X, has released updates to TextExpander, BrowseBack and PhotoPrinto. With these updates, their entire line of products is compatible with OS X 10.5 (Leopard). DiscLabel, PDFpen and PageSender had been updated previously to be Leopard-compatible. The updates are free to registered users of the current versions.
RocketRAID controllers now Leopard-compatible
The HighPoint RocketRAID (3000, 2000, 1000) series of SATA RAID controllers have been updated to support Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. The RocketRAID series of SATA controllers offer various support for various bus types and multiple port count and provides advanced data protection features. New updates to the HighPoint RAID Management utility for Leopard include a web GUI interface to create RAID arrays, monitor storage health with SMART and more.