My MacBook Pro running Leopard (not the dev preview)

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  1. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you read right. I have got my hands on the actual beta of Mac OS X Leopard. In this beta, Spaces and Time Machine are built into the OS, so there are no icons on the dock for them. If you look at Spotlight, you can see that if you type "dictionary" and then a word, Spotlight will show the definition of that word.

    As you can see, there's a new icon on the dock, and a new menu icon in the menu bar. Both are used to control the Windows Environment, which operates very similarly to the Classic Environment on PPC Macs. Obviously, this feature is not compatible with PPC Macs. It uses your Boot Camp installation (though as of this beta, Windows Vista is not compatible) and runs your Windows apps alongside your Mac OS X apps.

    You can also see the iTunes 7-esque interface has almost completely replaced Aqua.

    Sorry about the screen shot though, Apple doesn't seem to have any sort of screen capture utility in this beta, possibly to avoid any leaks.
     

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  3. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    What are you talking about? :D
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    how'd you get your hands on it? And did you not like Spaces? its not in the dock...
    i am playing along, btw :p
     
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  6. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Spaces is built into the operating system, and is not included in the dock. It's envoked by pressing F8.
    I know you are.
     
  7. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Wow, and on April 1st... That's months before we were expecting it! :eek:
     
  8. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Oh, so just like Exposé! Wow, I can't wait for Leopard.
     
  9. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Apart from the fact that the top of the dictionary is behind the spotlight search box it's pretty good (as a fake).
     
  10. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    What ever do you mean? :rolleyes:
     
  11. JNB macrumors 604

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    Did you remap your keys? When I press F8 I get Time Machine, F7 brings up Spaces. I haven't changed anything. Oh, and F1 starts to bring up Help, but the Office Installer keeps launching and looking for the CD. You are right about the screen capture not working, though...

    ;)
     
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    i love how right under spotlight it says april fools day...nice try
     
  15. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    You can download this beta from the Apple website.
     
  16. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Going off-topic slightly, but are pranks on April Fools Day a US-only tradition? I'm asking because it's been my observation that, nine times out of ten (very precisely measured by me), the guy or girl who falls for the joke is a non-American. Is it perhaps because Americans are so used to the tradition that we're extra-skeptical on April 1?
     
  17. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Yeah I saw that too :D
     
  18. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    Well I have it here.
     
  19. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Glad you all gotta kick out of it. Can't wait till next year. :D
     

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