Thursday, September 27th 2007

Apple Leopard Appears Nearly Ready

Apple's next version of the Mac OS X is reportedly close to being a release candidate, and some analysts believe the company is on track to meet its self-imposed deadline of shipping Leopard next month. Developers received the latest pre-release of the OS, called 9A559, Friday evening, just hours after receiving two minor updates of the previous build 9A527, AppleInsider, a site for Mac enthusiasts, reported. Build 9A559 contained only a couple of known issues, and may be the first of several release candidates, AppleInsider said. The last release candidate graduates to "Gold Master," which is the version that's shipped for duplication and retail packaging. An Apple spokesman on Wednesday confirmed that 9A559 was the latest build, but could not confirm whether it was a release candidate. Leopard's official release number will be Mac OS X 10.5. For Apple to meet its promise of releasing Leopard to consumers sometime in October, the company would have to finish the current testing process within three weeks, and some analysts expect the company to meet the tight schedule.

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14 Comments on Apple Leopard Appears Nearly Ready

#1
Fuse-Wire
so if they are close to the end of developing this new OS does that imply that apple are building something big for it to run on?
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Polaris573
Senior Moderator
Yes, in fact, you may be correct. If you read the whole article it says that Apple is beginning shift more marketing focus back onto the Mac, since lately the iPod and iPhone have pushed it to the side as Apple's premier products.
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Fuse-Wire
by: Polaris573
Yes, in fact, you may be correct. If you read the whole article it says that Apple is beginning shift more marketing focus back onto the Mac, since lately the iPod and iPhone have pushed it to the side as Apple's premier products.
thats true they have dominated apples intentions away from the MAC program, it would be good to see apple back in the runnings with some really good quality desktops and laptops, especially since i've heard that apple is developing its own processor with IBM in a bid to ditch Intel.
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#4
Ravenas
Meh, the current Mac 10.4.10 beats any OS I've ever experienced. With that being said, Leopard is going to be setting a MAJOR bar for all OSes. 64-bit for everyone ftw!

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#5
panchoman
Sold my stars!
lets hope that there'll be patchs for the leopard series so that we cna run em on our intel/amd comps. i dont think 10.4.9 and .10 support amd chips :(
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#6
jocksteeluk
does osx upgrade for free or do mac users have to o out and buy it each time?
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#7
Ravenas
I believe everyone has to pay for it, but unlike MS, Apple is releasing one version that includes everything.

I can't wait!

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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Its been a long long long time since IVe used a mac. Are the Apple Os's any good?
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Ravenas
by: WarEagleAU
Its been a long long long time since IVe used a mac. Are the Apple Os's any good?
I don't have a bias for Mac or Windows, but I consider Mac to a be a top notch OS. The best OS I've ever experienced honestly.
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#10
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
i ran tiger 10.4.8 on my X2 3800 for a few weeks and to be honest OSX is a pile of crap
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#12
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
nothing againsdt you eithe ri just couldnt get half of my apps to run on it..
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#13
Ravenas
by: AthlonX2
nothing againsdt you eithe ri just couldnt get half of my apps to run on it..
Your apps were probably made for Windows, different coding for each OS. Apple does offer Boot Camp.

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Wile E
Power User
by: Ravenas
I believe everyone has to pay for it, but unlike MS, Apple is releasing one version that includes everything.

I can't wait!

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Not to mention, the last few only cost $130 retail for everything.

by: AthlonX2
nothing againsdt you eithe ri just couldnt get half of my apps to run on it..
Probably a bad hackintosh install patcher. Tons of them floating around. Or, you may not have been aware that after you mount the dmg that most proggies come in, you actually have to drag it to where you want it installed. Running the app from the dmg doesn't install it 99.9% of the time.
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