Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build 9A377a screenshot gallery

“A new seed of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard found its way to developers hands last week sporting a number of improvements over previous builds,” Think Secret reports.

“In terms of notable version changes, build 9A377a, released late Thursday, offers a first glimpse at the new AirPort Utility 5.0, a new Sharing preferences pane, and further improvements to the Address Book. System Preferences has also been curiously bumped to version 5.0 for the first time, suggesting Apple may skip 4.0 entirely (Mac OS X 10.4’s System Preferences is listed as version 3.5),” Think Secret reports.

Think Secret reports, “Apple developers also appear to have made significant progress in other areas of Leopard. Stability seems markedly improved from earlier builds and new aspects of the operating system, such as the QuickLook feature for viewing images and video directly in the Finder, are considerably faster (and, for the first time, faster than simply launching Preview or QuickTime).”

Full article and the Leopard 9A377a screenshot gallery here.

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19 Comments

  1. System Preferences has also been curiously bumped to version 5.0 for the first time, suggesting Apple may skip 4.0 entirely (Mac OS X 10.4’s System Preferences is listed as version 3.5)

    That made me laugh to myself for some reason.

  2. I just can’t see this getting released in March – unless the “secret” features are really trivial, low-level stuff that won’t require wider testing by beta users. And if that were the case, I don’t think Steve would have made such a big deal about them…

  3. Well, a nicer feature in 10.5 is that you can actually drag the tabs around and re-order them. Granted, that’s been available in other browsers, but it’s about time to feature it in Safari.

  4. Someone still uses Safari?

    I’ve been using Mozilla since it was called Netscape for SunOS.

    MDN word: “Taken.”

    As in “They could have taken Safari off of my machines, and I never would have noticed.”

  5. Please, Bouldergeek. You may not personally like Safari, but after IE and Firefox, it is the most popular browser out there. That’s right – Safari is the 3rd most popular browser in use.

    That makes is way more popular than Mozilla.

    Glad you like Mozilla, but the attitude is quite unjustified.

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