“A first-hand evaluation of the latest Mac OS X 10.5 build provided to developers reveals steady progress has been made with the operating system in the past number of months, but significant stability issues persist, all but arresting any hopes for an early release at or around Macworld Expo San Francisco next month,” Ryan Katz reports for Think Secret.
“The new build, 9A321, is the first to feature an updated installer as well as images during the installation process touting Leopard’s new features,” Katz reports. “New to build 9A321 is support for Sun’s ZFS file system, a 128-bit open source file system introduced with Solaris 10 that offers support for vastly larger drives and arrays than 64-bit file systems. ZFS also delivers additional options for administrators.”
“Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is expected to have a large presence at Macworld Expo San Francisco, which begins January 9, 2007,” katz reports.
A link to screen shots of Leopard in Think Secret’s galleries of build 9A241 and 9A283 here.