“Several times during the past five days, I’ve found myself entranced by the most mundane tasks. Flipping through documents, browsing other computers on my network and cleaning up my desktop — such things are hardly capable of sustaining one’s interest for more than a few seconds, let alone producing joy,” Michael Calore writes for Wired.
“But joy is exactly what I felt as I pointed and clicked my way around the visually immersive world of Mac OS X version 10.5, better known as Leopard,” Calore writes. “With Leopard, Apple has added a thick coat of polish to an already elegant operating system. The upgraded OS isn’t all glitz and glam, though. Mac’s core applications have been rendered more friendly by the addition of stronger visual cues, animated actions and detailed user interface refinements.”
“Wired News obtained a copy of the developers’ release, which was provided only to Apple’s software partners under strict nondisclosure agreements. We didn’t sign anything… Since the copy of Leopard I tested was a developer’s preview and not a fully baked OS, I concentrated more on new features than raw performance. However, it should be said that some core system tools like Spotlight searches and the Dashboard engine have been greatly improved… When it’s released for real in October, Leopard is sure to be a hit among newcomers and the Mac faithful alike,” Calore writes introducing his unofficial review.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Michael” for the heads up.]