So When Did Apple Change Leopard...

chewbaccapits

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...To this spacey theme? I mean, when Cougar, Lion, Panther and Tiger came out it Apple supported its brand by using some of these animals in ads, right? Tiger (10.4) had the Bengal Tiger image on its disc! Yet, Leopard has a spacey look to it...Is it that Apple is highlighting the "Time-machine" feature. Is this the best feature? Look at this quote-"Leopard isn't a must-have for current Mac owners..."-Walt Mossberg.:apple:
 

Khryz

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Good point, I haven't seen the leopard yet. Maybe he's back in time and Time Machine has to retrieve the leopard to put it on the cover again.
 

Fuchal

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I think it is because nobody likes big cats yet everyone likes space.
 

Cloudsurfer

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The interstellar theme emphasises the Time Machine feature, which itself has a space GUI. I think it's a nice twist, the blue stuff was getting boring.
 

CavemanUK

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The interstellar theme emphasises the Time Machine feature, which itself has a space GUI. I think it's a nice twist, the blue stuff was getting boring.
Exactly, Apple does try and emphasise features when they release new versions of OSX.. take Tiger.. even though it still had the cat theme...The intro movie subtly referenced Spotlight.

The space wallpaper is just to keep in with the Time Machine feature as it looks like this is THE huge feature everyone is looking forward too..

Who knew you could make backing up so popular!!
 

GimmeSlack12

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I have never seen any releases of OS X actually feature the cat that they represent. Except for Jaguar in which the 'X' had the spots of a Jaguar. The space theme came about in recent months and that's alright with me. I mean, I'll be using my own desktop images anyway. Other than Time-Machine the space theme isn't too widespread.

And Tiger never had a Cat on the actual disk, what is the OP talking about???
(And Cougar and Lion weren't any of the code names.)
 

TheSpaz

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But it is an ad for it...

Also, Jaguar had this for the front box...
Apple went a little overboard on the Jaguar themed stuff because Jaguar was the first OS X upgrade that promoted it's code name. The previous versions before that were only known as 10.0 and 10.1 (and although those had codenames too, they didn't catch or and they weren't marketed as such). Also, you should note that Panther never had any "Panther" artwork and neither did Tiger.

If anyone is curious... here's the current OS X Codename History:

10.0 - Cheetah
10.1 - Puma
10.2 - Jaguar
10.3 - Panther
10.4 - Tiger
10.5 - Leopard
 

CavemanUK

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Apple went a little overboard on the Jaguar themed stuff because Jaguar was the first OS X upgrade that promoted it's code name. The previous versions before that were only known as 10.0 and 10.1 (and although those had codenames too, they didn't catch or and they weren't marketed as such). Also, you should note that Panther never had any "Panther" artwork and neither did Tiger.

If anyone is curious... here's the current OS X Codename History:

10.0 - Cheetah
10.1 - Puma
10.2 - Jaguar
10.3 - Panther
10.4 - Tiger
10.5 - Leopard
Well Jaguar and Tiger had wallpapers based on the name but not the default wallpaper.. i guess you could say that panther did too if you made your wallpaper black :D
 

D1G1T4L

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So hold on......

All this fuss because they used space and not fur and spots? I could honestly care less what they use as long as what is inside works :D
 

sSNAKEs9

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So hold on......

All this fuss because they used space and not fur and spots? I could honestly care less what they use as long as what is inside works :D
Hah...yeah :) I personally like this space background (I am running Leopard right now). It gives the OS a little more of a dark feel...it's nice to have that after looking at that blue for so long :)
 

pilotError

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The space theme was on one of the development presenters screens back at WWDC07. There was a bunch of speculation around the new desktop themes being a little darth vader like back then...

I think Time Machine wasn't even demo'd, I can't remember now...
 
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