Apple seeds new Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build

“Apple Computer this week released to developers the first pre-release update of its next-generation Leopard operating system since the initial preview in early August,” AppleInsider reports.

“According to a post on MacRumors, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company on Thursday made available its Select and Premier Apple Developer Connection members Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build 9A283,” AppleInsider reports.

“Several known issues reportedly remain with the latest builds of Leopard, which is due for release during the first half of 2007,” AppleInsider reports.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple states that Mac OS X Leopard is “coming spring 2007“.

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  1. In the full article they mention “Spotlight Preview steaming”, which sounds like a pretty awesome feature if you ask me. If they find a way to make it steam workshirts too… well, don’t even get me started.

  2. I think Steve’s real secret is to have a keynote presentation at the UK MacExpo ( introducing and releasing the full version Tiger just in time for Christmas shopping season.

    This recent build is just a final ironing-out of the OS X wrinkles. Apple ships developer versions to get them up to speed with the new features, and give them an opportunity to have existing products when Tiger is released. Apple has never required developers to be their Guinea Pigs in the past, no reason to start now. Apple already knows it is all ready for prime time.

    Along with Tiger, the final version of the newly named “iTV” will stun people with its HDTV streaming, as well as the new HD versions of existing movies and TV shows on the iTunes Store. Apple will go ahead with the 802.11n (200-540 Mbit/s data rate) and release any necessary software changes when the FCC finalizes the standard.

    To waste a holiday shopping season and gamble on a head-to-head competition with Vista during the lull of weak springtime sales in ’07 doesn’t make any sense. Apple has something big up their sleeve with all of these noncharacteristic pre-introductions.

  3. I like the Spotlight Quick Look feature. You will be able to see what a file contains when you search for it in Spotlight. In other words, if it is a picture, you will see what the picture is. If it is a movie, a small version of the movie will play. This has to be implemented into the Finder if they are doing it in Spotlight. I know the Finder already has some limited ability to do this via column view, but it seems like it will be more pervasive throughout the Finder in Leopard.

  4. Uh … M di L B Simoni … I’ve been using Tiger for over a year now. Me and a couple million others. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    Given that Vista is intended to compete with Tiger – and we still are far from sure it can do that – I guess I can understand your confusion.

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