“Steve Jobs revealed a first glimpse of new Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard features in the WWDC opening keynote address. There are additional details and movies illustrating Leopard and Leopard Server features on Apple’s site (http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/). Many new features delivered on my wishlist items,” Daniel Eran writes for RoughlyDrafted.
• Time Machine
• Core Animation
Eran writes, “The biggest surprise: brushed metal apps appeared throughout the demonstration movies, with the Finder, Safari and Address Book all looking virtually unchanged. Of course, this is only a preview, and the pages note that features are subject to change. Apple remarked that they are holding on to some secrets, so perhaps we’ll get a unified appearance yet. Also unchanged is Mail’s unique bubble toolbar that so many people dislike. I’m somewhat ambivalent on the subject; I can find my way around Tiger without trouble, but I’d like to see more refinement and consistency in the interface.”
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