Analyst: Apple’s new Mac OS X Leopard sets new bar, leaves Microsoft’s Vista in the dust

“In his opening keynote at the Apple Developer Conference in San Francisco, Steve Jobs showed off Apple’s newest version of OS X, called leopard, and with it, Apple and Jobs have again redefined what an operating system should look like and given competitors something to think about,” Tim Bajarin writes for Technology Pundits.

“In fact, this new Mac OS leaves Microsoft’s Vista in the dust as it delivers a very robust and imaginative approach to integrating the operating system and applications into a more seamless architecture,” Bajarin writes. “Job’s and team also poked fun at Vista with banners that said ‘Hasta la vista, Vista’ and ‘Mac OS X Leopard, Vista 2.0.'”

Bajarin covers Apple’s Leopard announcements in detail, calls Time Machine, “the best auto back up system I have seen for PC’s, bar none,” and concludes, “All in all, Apple has again set the bar for what a PC OS should look like and is on track to continue making the Mac OS the best PC based operating system on the market and is sure to give Microsoft and even the Linux crowd a real run for the money in the future.”

Full article here.
And Leopard’s “top secret” stuff hasn’t even been revealed, yet!

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54 Comments

  1. My guess on the “Top Secret features” has to do with next gen Front Row Tivo like functionality and a Movie Service which will most likely be introduced alongside a new iPod Video.

    Thoughts?

  2. Naah, it’s probably an advanced way to both hide and backup your downloaded porn collection from the missus. Though, I’m a miss and I’ve got quite the collection myself. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  3. The whole “Top Secret” concept is the perfect way for them to hold another event in the coming months.
    “Apple: Declassified” will be the image on the invitation to media outlets.
    M$ has no time to start their photocopiers as they can’t even get the features they promised crammed into their OS, let alone trying to emulate a new feature that they saw Apple developing.

    MW=served. Yes, M$, you officially have been.

  4. Amazing, amazing marketing. Just like car dealers.

    Nothing in Leopard so far is worth some $130 upgrade. Most of those tricks are freeware, shareware, etc., available all over the place.

    As for the MacPro… Apple must have lots of those alum enclosures in warehouses somewhere and, soon as they are gone, we’ll see something special in the next gen MacPro.

    Will you wait, as you should, or hop aboard like Steve’s lemmings always seem to do?

    My MasterCard is in my pocket where it will stay until Apple delivers, as they should, some real reason to get excited about a new OS or Intel anything.

  5. I love my MacBook, but this dude is an idiot.

    I do think best was saved for last, and i hope we will get a brand new Front Row, redesigned UI and Finder in Leopard. Otherwise, i have no plans to use Time Machine (not enough hard disk space) and Spaces is ugly (we already have Expose). ToDos and RSS in Mail, please we already have Safari and iCal. iChat, while great, whats the point without support for Yahoo and Messenger. Core Animation is great for developers, but not for my inegrated graphics. I like though things added to Dashboard.

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