“To date, the only information Apple has provided about Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is that it will come sometime between late 2006 and 2007 and that it will be Intel compatible. Meanwhile, anonymous sources revealed to MacosXrumors the first major feature of Leopard and it looks like it has to do with the Finder,” macosXrumors reports. “According to the sources, Apple will entirely re-design the Finder in its next major Mac OS X update. The new version of the Finder, code-named ‘Chardonnay’ (like the wine), will be totally based on the Spotlight meta-search technology which was introduced earlier this year with Tiger.”
The extensive use of Spotlight in the next version of Finder will bring the following enhancements:
– significant overall performance increase
– improved user interface
– even more integrated Spotlight related features (search, smart folders, document previews…)
“The aim behind this new Finder is to offer to the user the ability to browse his files just as he browses his music,” macosXrumors reports.
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