Mac OS X Leopard

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  1. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    Today, during the WWDC 2005, Steve announced that the next version of the Mac OS will be Leopard. It is scheduled to be released at the end of 2006. (Around the time of MS' Longhorn).

    Discuss Leopard here.
     
  2. TigerPRO macrumors 6502

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    This is great! Tiger already leaves longhorn in the dust! Look at the diference between Panther and Tiger; then give Apple another year and half to do it again before longhorn is released. :)

    But that's not the end of the story. In the meantime Microsoft still has plenty of time to cut more features and push back their release date. Thankfully when Apple says "end of 2006 or early 2007" it actually means just that.

    I don't know about you, but I wasn't expecting Apple to announce the next release of Mac OS X. That kinda took me by surprise, even though they didn't actually preview it like they usually do when they make OS annoucements.
     
  3. evilernie macrumors 6502

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    Heh

    I was thinking about getting Tiger, but now I think I should wait for Leopard. It's gonna kick so much ass, and I don't want to waste $99 now, when a new OS is right around the corner!

    kidding. :D
     
  4. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

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    I hate the name, much prefer Tiger but it may grow on me.
    Personally, i find Tiger the perfect operating system just looking forward to the 10.4.5 updates to make it even more stable and better performing. I can't think of any big (worthy of a OS upgrade) improvements to make on Tiger....will be interesting with what Apple comes up with
     
  5. TigerPRO macrumors 6502

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    Don't do that man. Dude, Tiger rocks, it's worth every cent.
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Well, in the absence of any real details, I'm hoping that resolution-independent displays are part of Leopard.

    And, of course, now that Macs will be on Intel chips, I look forward to a really kick-@$$ version of Solitaire. ;)
     
  7. TigerPRO macrumors 6502

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    I thought the same exact thing before the Panther and Tiger upgrades. But now I'm not going to make the same conclusion again. I can't wait to be surprised!
     
  8. evilernie macrumors 6502

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    Just kidding

    I know, I'm running Tiger. Like I said, kidding... :D
     
  9. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    I'm ~90% sure that resolution-independent displays are going to be a part of Leopard. As for Solitaire, perhaps it'll be in a widget?
    -Chase
     
  10. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Apple's going to start rolling out Intel based Macs in a year. Leopard won't be out until the end of 2006. Does that mean Rosetta is going to be released in an update to Tiger?
     
  11. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

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    Since Apple is near perfection whats Leopard going to have?
     
  12. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Uh, what was that comment Stevie had made about slowing down the OS development cycle? Something about something being given as a gift and thrown into a drawer? Oh, wait... that was his comment about flash-based MP3 players. :p
     
  13. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    I already have a solitaire widget, not in Leopard at all!
     
  14. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I'd imagine that Leopard will be the first Intel CPU OS for Macs and it will become available when the new machines come out.

    Apple will have to also make a PowerPC version as well....

    Regardless, I see this all way to far in the future to worry about. Too many things can happen by then.

    D
     
  15. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Far away? End of 2006 is only 1 1/2 years away at the most. That's pretty darn close. I wonder what is in there this time that'll make everyone switch. I know res independence would be nice but not a reason to switch.
     
  16. skunk macrumors G4

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    You're probably joking, but it's a long way from perfection. It's just that most of the others are even worse. IMHO. For a start, I hope they're going to start reapplying some clear logic to the GUI and some streamlining to the OS: just how many gigabytes will you need for Leopard? Secondly, Leopard is going to be compiled to be optimized for the new Intel processors (perhaps Pentium Ds with WiMax in 2006, and obviously not P4s, but something else Intel has up its sleeve for the 2007 timeframe).

    Not that I know anything about anything....
    :rolleyes:
     
  17. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I like the name. The Leopard is actually my favorite big cat. Also, the name is soooo much better than Lion... :)
     
  18. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Is OS X 10.5 called Leopard just so the Apple marketing team can do a

    "Apple on Intel; here's one leopard who's changed his spots" strapline? ;)
     
  19. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    So are Apple going to publish prefer PC specs for Leopard soon...?
     
  20. skunk macrumors G4

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    That crossed my mind, too. I gave up on trying to work it into a post.
    :p
     
  21. javiercr macrumors 6502

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  22. mileslong macrumors 6502

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    What about this ad campaign?

    "For all the ***** lovers out there, Leopard is just around the corner!"
     
  23. brap macrumors 68000

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    Leopard is pretty much their last choice, anyway. Well, besides Lion. And Fishing cat.

    What I want to know is -- will they continue spending time optimising for Altivec? I've a feeling it'll not be quite so high on the agenda as will be trying to squeeze a bit more performance out of their generic Intel chips. You know, to differentiate just a little.
     
  24. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Or a Dual-Disc DVD, side 1 is for Intel, side 2 is for PowerPC
     
  25. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Rosetta only has to be in the x86 version of Tiger. Why would you need a PowerPC emulator on the PowerPC version of Tiger?
     

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