“Apple unleased the latest incarnation of its Mac OS X operating system, called Leopard, on Friday, boasting 300 new features,” Darren Waters reports for BBC News. “But is it worth trading in your Tiger for a new big cat?”

“A new operating system is often more about anticipation than delivery. There are so many new features that a typical user will never think about, let alone use,” Waters reports. “The key question is: Will it change the way I use my computer for the better?”

“Leopard is a solid release which will please most Mac users without radically altering how they use their machine. For die-hard Mac fans it also does enough to distinguish itself from Microsoft’s Vista,” Waters reports.

MacDailyNews Take: As in, “it’s not a chrome -plated turd for which you waited 5+ years.”

Waters reports, “The introduction of Time Machine and Quick Look alone does enough to warrant the purchase.”

Full article, in which Waters states (like a true MDN’er, “many applications seem snappier,” here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Marcus” for the heads up.]