Screen shots of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard latest build

“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.


  1. “an updated installer as well as images during the installation process touting Leopard’s new features”

    Wow, what innovation. I haven’t seen that since 2001 when I first installed windows XP and it too, surprise, showed what’s new in the OS while installing. I hope they can do better than this.

  2. I’d like to know what all these secret features are the were announced at the developer conference. Shouldn’t the seeds to developers include some of these features so they can be appropriately tested? If so wouldn’t you think some of those features would have been leaked? I’m beginning to think the best thing about Leopard is going to be Time Machine.

  3. Steve would not have said something big was coming unless something big was coming. There’s enough hype already. The last thing he’d want to do is tout a really cool OS release and then underwhelm everyone.

    O, ye of little faith.

  4. Hey, “Don’t pass the koolaid”,

    What type of computer are you forced to use, or the only one you can afford?

    Actually, that whole “afford” argument is nonsense because on a Windows platform, it’s possible to keep the computer running tickety-boo at a very high cost in time, if not money.

  5. Coolfactor: The computer ‘I built’ runs just fine and it was made with good parts. So, take your ‘wallet is bigger than my wallet’ argument and shove it up your ass.

    By the way, that little sliding thing that comes out of your computer isn’t a cup holder and the mouse goes under your hand and not your foot. Just thought you should know.

  6. Did ThinkSecret actually think it was going to be out for MacWorld? You can’t overshadow Leopard with the iPod Phone (can’t use iPhone anymore…).

    Though I think most mac users would like to see Leopard overshadow the phone…

  7. Can someone explain to me why I should be excited about the next-gen OSX? What about it is supposed to be so revolutionary. All I see is bells and whistles I don’t necessarily need. Unless they redo the way we organize and launch apps (like Windows START menu) and do something about the abysmal dock and make it look different and make Windows lauch within OSX with native performance, I can’t get too excited.

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