“Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is now ‘finalized’ and… Apple has begun to provide Leopard-related support training materials to its support staff,” AppleInsider reports.
“The last full pre-release of Leopard arrived on September 21st, when Apple provided its vast developer community with Mac OS X Leopard build 9A559 in what was then assumed to be a release candidate,” AppleInsider reports. “A week later the company released a small automatic software update for build 9A559 but did not increase or otherwise change the Leopard build number as it had done in previous cases. Therefore, build 9A559 was the last known candidate to be declared Gold Master and released to manufacturing.”
AppleInsider reports, “All signs have pointed to a public release of Leopard during the business week of October 22nd, with sources specifically singling out October 26 for the official launch.”
Full article, including information about the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger update, here.