The OFFICIAL Leopard Feature List

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  1. diametric macrumors regular

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    So. I'm ... annoyed by the continuance of threads about Leopard and value and features... and there's nothing in it!!!

    So. To get rid of the mass of these, I present, for your viewing pleasure:

    THE OFFICIAL LEOPARD FEATURE LIST:

    Starting with the major stuff:

    1. Improved performance on all Intel macs.
    2. Full 64 bit comptaibility.
    3. Core Animation.
    4. Time Machine (built in data recovery).
    5. Spaces.
    6. Independent resolution.

    7. Boot Camp and Boot Camp Support
    8. Front Row 2.0 Bundled.
    9. Photobooth Bundled.
    10. Spotlight Improvements across the board.
    11. New Dashboard; Web Clip Widget (this is worth so much) and Dashcode to create your own widgets.
    12. Improvements in Mail; stationery which is basically templates, ability to take notes, to-dos and a built in RSS reader.
    13. iChat: Tabs, backdrops, photobooth effects, display keynotes to your buddies, remote control your buddies desktops.
    14. iCal improvements.
    15. Safari upgrade: Improvements to tabbing, web clip widget incorporation, search improvements, resizable TEXTAREAs.
    16. Improved accesibility.
    17. Increased parental controls.
    18. Xcode 3.0
    19. Quicktime 8.0? not sure about this, is it a given?
    20. Quicklook (sorry about it being all the way down here, just remembered it).
    21. And this one, just one more time... INCREASED PERFORMANCE ON ALL INTEL MACS *drool*
    22. (more stuff that i just remembered) Rosetta will most likely see a huge improvement overall.
    23. OpenGL improvements.

    That's the list.. what I know of at least, if there's something thats not there that should be, add to it.

    Rumoured Features:

    1. Whole new Finder *drool*
    2. Whole new GUI *drool*
    3. iLife and iWork to be bundled.
    4. 3D Interfaces.
    5. Ability to execute Windows Applications in Mac OS X.
    6. Virtualisation software (Apple has denied this).
    7. Leopard to be Bundled with XP/Vista.

    Some other tidbits:

    1. ZFS Filesystem in Leopard, unknown to what extent it will be used.
    2. Objective-C <-> Applescript Bridge
    3. RubyCocoa
    4. PyObjc
    5. Objective-C 2
    6. Image Kit
    7. iChat Theatre API
    8. Calendar Store
    9. Picture Taker Panel
    13. Support for OpenDocument format (.odf, mainly, used by OpenOffice [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDocument])

    The above is all for Mac OS X 10.5, the below is all for Mac OS X 10.5 Server. However, most of the standard features found in the normal version of OS X will also be found in OS X Server, Server does however have more features, improvements and features in Server 10.5 are:

    1. Open Directory 4
    2. Ruby on Rails
    3. iCal Server
    4. Improvements to file services across the board; such as performance and security throughout networks and file sharing.
    5. Quicktime Streaming Server 6
    6. Enhanced Mail services
    7. Xgrid 2
    8. iChat Server 2
    9. Wiki Server
    10. Podcast Producer

    I'm not very familiar with OS X Server, so if anyone else has anything to add to that, please do.

    And to people who say it's too expensive, just look at the improvements.

    And once more, IT WILL MAKE YOUR INTEL MAC FASTER. YES, FASTER.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    You forgot one of the best: Built in data recovery
     
  3. luker macrumors newbie

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    This wouldn't be about me would it?:rolleyes:

    Thanks for this list, it clears things up.:p
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    just because mac os x has gotten faster with every iteration, can we really assume mac os x leopard will be the same? if the gui is updated, could the performance possibly decrease from what's sure to be a lot of eye candy? i don't feel comfortable adding this to an "official" leopard feature list until we know further. and i'm sure you meant quicklook and not quickview.
     
  5. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    No, Quartz Extreme handles all the eye candy, so the GPU takes the strain of that, not the CPU, and 99% of GPUs aren't even breaking a sweat with Quartz Effects.

    Leopard will be faster, don't you worry. Tiger is the fastest incarnation of OS X yet, and it's got far more stuff than the previous versions of OS X...
     
  6. diametric thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think, that we can safely say it will be faster. This is the first OS to be written completely with the intel machine in mind. It has been designed to take full advantage of the intel architecture and the amount of cores a machine has.

    I don't think any GUI would actually decrease performace, it's not Windows Vista, you know?

    EDIT: 'twas beaten to the punch.
     
  7. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    Some additions from the non-NDA'd stuff

    Objective-C <-> Applescript Bridge
    RubyCocoa
    PyObjc
    Objective-C 2
    Image Kit
    iChat Theatre API
    Calendar Store
    Picture Taker Panel
    Open Directory 4 (server only)
    Ruby on Rails (server only)
    Calendar Server (server only)

    There's some more around the web if you know where to look, but I'm not going to risk my NDA by listing anything not on Apple's site.

    For those interested, I suggest signing up for a free developer account and downloading some WWDC sessions to watch.
     
  8. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Exactly, Vista uses the computer's CPU for running a lot of the GUI.

    Try doing something which doesn't involve loading a new program or script in OS X, but does involve eye candy, like Shift + Minimizing a window. Keep Activity Monitor open with the little CPU meter as the dock icon, and watch how it won't budge at all on Quartz Extreme machines. Not sure about Quartz only, but I'd imagine it's the same, I'm not sure how it works.

    And yeh, eat my 6.11 posts a day :D
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    seems like there aren't any 'huge' improvements in leopard, which is fine by me, its increased functionality across the board that looks sweet here. i can't wait.
     
  10. matthew24 macrumors 6502

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    I seem to remember that even unto Tiger Quartz Extreme is disabled by default, has anyone an update concerning this? ( And how do I activate it? ;) )

    Will QE2D be fully active in Leoprd or are there possibe hardware limitation present in older Macs?

    Update: According to Ars QE2D is not activated. (Thanks AppleMatt)
     
  11. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks diametric. Now I know where to look for new information about Leopard.
     
  12. nukiduz macrumors 6502

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    so independent resolution is actually confirmed in leopard?
     
  13. diametric thread starter macrumors regular

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    And on that note; someone sticky this?

    i/we'll keep adding to this as we get more info in.

    i need those top secret features to be less top secret soon.

    And Catfish, thanks for the advice, I'll be sure to check out those vids.

    EDIT: Yes, independent resolution is a given. Confirmed by Apple, I believe.

    MORE EDIT: Catfish, what sort of stuff are covered under the NDA agreement, I don't mean, tell us what (obviously) but rather, the general whist of things... is it like, everything concerning X matter may not be disclosed, etc.?
     
  14. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    There are OpenGL improvements, to the extent that Apple demoed World of Warcraft running faster on a Mac Pro than on a comparable PC.

    If you do this, you can watch the WoW video.

    AppleMatt
     
  15. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    For those who haven't read the article, Quartz 2D Extreme was disabled (and still is). This is a shame considering how much Apple harped on about it, and the massive performance improvements it brings.

    AppleMatt
     
  16. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    yes. it's confirmed.
     
  17. bobert1985 macrumors member

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    OpenDocument support! Systemwide, even. (Not to mention MS Office's new format, that other format.)
     
  18. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Or read this!
    Sheesh. I feel so under-appreciated... ;)
     
  19. Peace macrumors Core

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    Can you give an example of what you would consider a "huge" improvement ?
     
  20. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Thanks a lot for the list, I saw the videos but it is nice to have an aggregated list. :)

    Either way, with all the stuff Leopard already packs if they really have more secret features this will be the best iteration yet and just blow everything else out of the water.
     
  21. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

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    I'm guessing that's what we'll be seeign at NAB along with new FCP/Extreme.

    You forgot wiki-server for OS X Server.
     
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Spotlight Server and Podcast Producer on Leopard Server also, as well as the host of things on this page:

    http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/leopard/more.html

    I just skimmed it, but I thought that inclusion of Clam-based antivirus was also going to happen in Leopard server? Has this changed?
     
  23. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    How can is be possible with Mac mini has no camera installed as a standard feature.. :confused: :confused:
     
  24. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It was news to me that this was a confirmed feature, but... (a) OS X now includes USB webcam support, and (b) it has always included features that utilize products a person might not own. Image Capture Architecture, for instance.
     
  25. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Ok.. if Mac OS X has usb cam support now .. If i'm using a logitech Pro 5000 cam why am i looking for a 3rd party to record video or take pics?? :confused:
     

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