Apple's Leopard OS Ships Soon

Lora Bentley

The official Leopard release date, according to ZDNet, is nine days away. The sixth version of the Mac operating system, OS X 10.5, will be available at 6 p.m. local time on Oct. 26 at Apple stores and resellers. Leopard Server will also be available Oct. 26.


The Buffalo News reports Apple is taking pre-orders online. The 300-plus new features Leopard boasts include Time Machine, which allows users to flip through various versions of a file, and Boot Camp, with which users can install Microsoft Windows on Intel-based Macs. (Boot Camp does not, however, allow Windows to run simultaneously with Leopard on the same machine, the story says.)


A Gartner analyst told The Buffalo News the changes to OS X are what he sees as "incremental upgrades." He did applaud Apple, however, for making the upgrade process easy and the changes visible to users.


According to Apple's Web site, OS X 10.5 is available for $129. A 10-client server version of the OS ships for $499.

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Oct 26, 2007 8:02 AM The Management Consultant The Management Consultant  says:
I very much hope that other OS vendors will take note of the profesional way Apple has prepared the way for this realease.That said the publicity shots do remind me of project looking glass on Nexenta. Reply

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