Leopard Screenshots?

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Are the screenshots real or fake?

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    MacRumors

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    Some supposed screenshots of OS 10.5 Leopard are gaining some traction on the Mac web. Originally posted on this Blogger blog, the screenshots depict the following features:

    - Mac OSX ability to run Windows programs natively (with Windows installed). Beta of IE 7 for Windows depicted.
    - A refined metal interface (iTunes 5+) for Finder (with tabs)
    - Multiple Desktops, with "peephole" switching effect
    - iCal icon change, or integration with Address Book?

    There is, of course the debate about whether or not the screenshots are real. Some of the valid points for each side are:

    It's Real
    - The screen switching effect only applies to the desktop windows and icons, and does not effect the menubar or dock

    It's Fake
    - The Internet Explorer window does not have a shadow on the right-hand side like other application windows do.
    - Typically under-development software will list OS versions with the build. The screenshots only say "Version 10.5."

    Raw Data: The screenshots have been mirrored on our servers here and here.
     
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    No, there isn't a virus in the pics ;)
     
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    Cooknn

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    That would be IE 7 running in the background, correct? If it's real, this is going to be huge. Running Windows app's natively on OS X?! :eek:
     
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    The second pic shows some kind of a transition to different desktop and the dock is not included in the transition as well as as the menu bar. This is just a background image that someone is using. :(


    I do like the shortcuts idea in the Finder though. Tabs might be cool too.
     
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    aafuss1

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    You should be able to rearrange tabs by say drag and drop-like FireFoc in Safari 3 & Finder. Maybe even have a My tab groups feature.
     
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    longofest

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    HAHA! I didn't even think about that!!!
     
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    Don't forget that Intel Macs use DDR2 RAM, not DDR1.
     
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    iGary

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    What is this icon? :confused:
     

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    longofest

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    iCal and Address Book all in one?
     
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    Updated address book?
     
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    iGary

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    And Dictionary?

    I think it is a hoax, but if it stirs attention for Leopard, that's cool. It's been too long since an exciting OS release...
     
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    thejadedmonkey

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    It only has DDR RAM, not DDR2 RAM like most intel macs.

    It would be awesome if it's real though!

    EDIT: Oops, Huy beat me to it.
     
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    I didnt notice that at first glance but very good point, I'm gonna go with a 'fake' vote on this one.
     
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    kainjow

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    = the end of native Mac development as we know it ;)
     
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    Do the Intel Macs make that difference in the "About this Mac" window pane?
     
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    iDiary? :)
     
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    That "hole" effect for desktop switching is patently stupid. If you're going to have multiple desktops, chances are, you'll think of them as having some kind of side-by-side arrangement in 2-space. So if there's going to be a transition between them, something that shows an edge between them makes way more sense than the "hole", which implies that they're all stacked.

    And it just looks dumber than any of Apple's eye candy thus far.
     
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    I'd like it to be real, and (more importantly), I'd like to think that mobody would spend the time to make up screen shots for fun.

    Supposing it is real, what easy system level shortcuts are left that can be commandeered to switch desktops? And, more importantly, will there be a desktop expose feature (we need more corners!)?
     
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    Foocha

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    I think it's a fake, but there are some really great ideas here, and whoever produced it is clearly a serious Apple fan!

    Ideas I really like include:

    - multiple desktops (very handy in Linux)
    - combining Address Book and iCal - about time
    - a "classic environment" for Windows XP - wow!
    - iLife '06 style user interface for Finder
    - tabbed browsing for Finder - great for reducing screen clutter
    - favourites in Finder

    What's missing from this is an address field for the Finder, with "Go to Folder" command line style tab-completion. Also, keyhole effect is a bit daft - an Exposé style method of zooming out to view all your desktops at once would surely be more useful.
     
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    mark!

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    yes
     
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    MacBoobsPro

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    For me they are definately fake because the 'peephole switching' effect is very lame and too complicated to be from Apple.

    Apples graphical style is simple and concise. The peephole effect is too much eyecandy for very little reward. ;)

    Also the RAM is wrong!
     
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    Vader

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    Looks like a photoshopped Tiger screenshot.
    The menu bar also did not change design with the "new os" as it usually has.
     
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    Cooknn

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    I guess that pretty much settles it then.
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

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    Fake

    Another reason why this is probably faked...

    In the "About This Mac" window, the Windows version is listed as "XP with Service Pack 2".

    Seems unlikely since the name of "Windows XP SP2" is never presented this way in Windows and this rendition doesn't provide more useful info about the Windows build number or even mention "Microsoft".

    I think that Microsoft would insist that they get billing in that window.

    Along with the version number being "10.5" with no build info, this is definitely fake.
     
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    mark!

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    Yeah, they probably would have said :

    XP Professional, Service Pack 2

    I think...
     
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