What feature of Leopard are you most excited about?

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What feature of Leopard are you most excited about?

Poll closed Jun 18, 2007.
  1. Time Machine

    27 vote(s)
    28.4%
  2. Mail

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. iChat

    4 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. Spaces

    16 vote(s)
    16.8%
  5. Dashboard

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  6. Spotlight

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  7. iCal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Accessibility

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  9. 64-bit

    5 vote(s)
    5.3%
  10. Core Animation

    22 vote(s)
    23.2%
  11. Other

    13 vote(s)
    13.7%
  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    #1
    Well, which one?

    I thought about having the ability to choose more than one, but I want to see your absolute most anticipated feature.

    When Tiger came out, I thought that I would use Dashboard the most, but I rarely ever use it. Spotlight is probably the most useful feature I got out of Tiger.

    However, not a whole lot in Leopard makes me all too giddy. However, I'll probably end up using the new Mail features the most. I probably wouldn't upgrade to Leopard until I bought a new mac, but I probably will have to if :apple: releases FCS 6 at NAB.

    What feature are you most excited about.
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I actually am really looking forward to Time Machine. I already use Super Duper! all the time, but Time Machine is capable of so much more!

    I suppose multiple desktops would be sweet, too.

    Oh, and the "Murder by iSight" feature. That's gonna be great!
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Good thing I keep a Post-It note over the camera, to keep the government and Google from spying on me. Hah! Take that!



    Seriously, Time Machine looks cool.
     
  4. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    #4
    There aren't a whole lot of compelling features in Leopard but if I had to choose it would be Core Animation and 64-Bit.

    Time Machine seems wonderful, but it might be like Tiger's FileVault (highly touted, but rarely used) as it might cause more problems than it solves, although ZFS is extremely sexy.

    No word on a vectorized UI or a new look, but anything other than brushed metal would be highly welcomed.
     
  5. johnmartin78 macrumors regular

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    #5
    I heard that Leopard is going to have a feature that locates Osama Bin Laden,thats prolly gonna be pretty sweet.
     
  6. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    #6
    Speed & Multi-Core Multi-Task Management 4 My 8 Core Mac Pro

    Speed & Multi-Core Multi-Task Management :) for my 8 core Mac Pro.
     
  7. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    I'll probably find Time Machine a lot more useful than I think... once I save up to buy a large external hard drive. :) Actually I'm mostly looking forward to updates to bundled apps (Safari, Mail, etc.) and maybe an improved Finder......?
     
  8. zephead macrumors 68000

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    The things that excite me most are the things so secret that we don't even know what they do yet ;).
     
  9. risc macrumors 68030

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    #9
    Ditto; because imho they haven't really announced anything that exciting yet.

    /me runs!
     
  10. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Core Animation. We may not see it all the time, but I believe the Core technologies are really pushing the platform forward.
     
  11. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    I feel that Time Machine will be the most practically useful feature for me.
     
  12. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    #12
    Timemachine and Spaces are going to be very high use features for me.
     
  13. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    #13
    Spaces.

    Not much else excites me about Leopard to be honest. I do full daily back-ups but I suppose Time Machine will be more convenient and flexible.

    I'll buy it on release because I'm an Apple whore :p but I really hope there's something insanely great that we haven't seen yet.
     
  14. eXan macrumors 601

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    I'm not really excited about Leopard. Definately not as much as I was about Tiger.

    But Core Animation sounds interesting, ecpecially if it really brings GUI performance increase :)
     
  15. blakbyrd macrumors member

    blakbyrd

    #15
    Thirded, Plus Spotlight. :)
     
  16. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Time Machine!

    That is actually extremely exiting, combined with a USB2 disk connected via an AirPort Extreme it just seems like the best thing since iTunes... :)

    Don't quite know if I'll ever use SuperDuper! again after upgrading... (Though a bootable clone might be a nice supplement, and it would be a shame to toss away a perfectly good licence to a nice application... right...? ;))
     
  17. lamerlizer macrumors regular

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    #17
    spaces.

    i really like the idea of having four times the desktop space and reducing the clutter
     
  18. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Core Animation, we'll see LOADS of new apps making use of it, like games etc...
     
  19. SavageLLama77 macrumors regular

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    The one they haven't mentioned yet and are keeping secret....
     
  20. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    #20
    I'm a Solaris Sys Admin by trade so I'm pretty stoked to see DTrace and ZFS appearing in OS X.

    Also looking forward to seeing Time Machine and Core Animation in action.
     
  21. nospleen macrumors 68000

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    #21
    Spaces, TimeMachine, the make your own widget thing, increased speed. But, I REALLY hope that they have some features that they have not discussed.
     
  22. cbrain macrumors 65816

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  23. DMann macrumors 601

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    Leopard

    I'd have to say, the one single feature that brings Leopard to
    'The Sky's the Limit' potential in terms of GUI is Core Animation:
    For a taste of the graphic 3D possibilities, try this screen saver,
    Fenêtres Volantes, which seems to utilize Core Animation, or perhaps
    an emulation using Core Graphics:

    http://www.objective-cocoa.org/fenetresvolantes/en/download.html

    Time Machine will be taking full advantage of Core Animation, as
    will a new advanced Exposé, and perhaps Front Row 2. After someone
    showed me the Vista 3D page viewer, I showed him the 3D screensaver,
    which completely blew his mind. His remark: "Windows will never catch
    up to this...."
     
  24. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What's the new expose? Do tell…

    EDIT: Whoa, that screensaver is cool! Did you make it?
     
  25. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    Core animation here, the core technologies are really advancing the platform and m usre companies will inorporate its abilities very quickly.
     

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