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Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard First Impressions

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    Despite Apple's efforts to restrict seeding to select individuals, it appears that the final build of Leopard has made its way outside of Apple. One individual who claimed to have installed Leopard as an upgrade to their iMac posted his experience. The Mac OS X upgrade took 30 minutes and these were his first impressions:

    Apple's Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 operating system officially launches on Friday, October 26th, 2007.

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    way to go made it to the front page despite the best efforts of some to shout him down.
  3. macrumors 601



    Thanx Arn!
  4. macrumors 68020

    overall most comments are good.
    Can't wait for Friday
  5. Administrator emeritus


    Hint: It wasn't arn
  6. macrumors 68020

    does anyone else find it weird that the rss imports didn't work and that he had to manually create the path to the download stack? That doesn't seem like something they would overlook especially since time machine was made to automatically set up? you sure this is the absolute final version?
  7. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    It's possible that is default behavior in the Upgrade. Not to change your download directories.

    I'm sure a default/fresh install would have them set correctly.

  8. macrumors 6502

    I'd like to know what the specs of the system they were running it on and whether there will be speed improvements for G4 machines.
  9. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    it was 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac with 3GB of RAM. Original thread

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    They are running it on a 2.33 GHz C2D iMac with 3 GB RAM
  11. macrumors 65816


    Cool. So what does he dislike about stacks? I'm thinking they will be nicer than my current App launcher which is basically right clicking a folder in the dock.
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    Sky Blue

    1 down, 25(ish?) million to go
  13. macrumors Penryn


    Looks like I'll be working with a clean ~/Library.
  14. macrumors 6502


    So excited, can't wait until Friday.
  15. Retired


    Me too, but as I'll only have the uptodate disk to work with, its gonna take a while unfortunately.
  16. macrumors 68020

    Sounded like he thought it wasn't that amazing a feature. I mean when you think about it you can do this with the current version.
  17. macrumors regular

    Any word on Time Machine working with AirPort drives?
  18. Retired


    Piracy...Leopard is on the torrent sites...
  19. macrumors 68040


    Lots of comments about speed and responsiveness, which doesn't surprise me in the slightest. There is definite room for improvement in Tiger and it sounds like Apple have done a lot of tweaking in this area to deliver great performance.

    Safari respecting your original downloads preference is no big deal. They probably should have checked to see the downloads folder was set to the Desktop and then changed it to the Downloads stack. Just and oversight, a clean install would get the default right, but I wouldn't use that as a justification for a clean install.
  20. macrumors 6502a


    I really want to know that as well. I feel like they really will be slower once Leopard is installed but I'm hoping for a surprise from Apple
  21. macrumors 68020

    i've honestly never understood torrents. dont they take days to dl?
  22. macrumors 68040


    Wow, the fact that the user reported speed boosts is great - I wasn't expecting a boost in speed...! Can't wait for friday...
  23. macrumors Penryn


    That might need a little work. I'll be starting with a new machines. :D

    I can get Ubuntu (~700 MB) in about 20-30 minutes via torrents from home.
  24. Retired


    It depends how many people are sharing them at what speed, this one seems to have been downloaded by some in only a few hours...
  25. macrumors newbie


    so... Leopard it's FASTER than Tiger?

    it will run FASTER than Tiger in my machine?

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