Leopard Early?

Here’s a rumor I hope is true: Apple’s upgrade to OS X codenamed Leopard (10.5) may be early. It’s promised for spring, and coming in early next month would be fine with me. I’m waiting for it with bated breath because I never upgraded from 10.3 to 10.4 but I will do this one. At the time 10.4 was released, this laptop was my every day work machine and I had no external drive to back up to. I didn’t want to take the risk of something going wrong and then not being able to do my job, so I just skipped it. By the time I was able to do it, it was so late in the cycle that I figured I might as well wait.

At this point, there is an increasing amount of applications that seem to not work correctly or at all with 10.3 so I’m looking forward to catching back up with everyone else. Bring it on!

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  1. Dom Barnes says:

    An early release would be nice. Personally, I don’t think I’ll upgrade. My powerbook came with 10.3 and I bought Tiger and upgaded. I think it was worth it. I use it daily, usually to check my gmail and how much bandwidth I’m using.
    But my powerbook is being funny recently. The bottom inch of the screen flickers on and off, and the image gets stuck sometimes. A swift knock to the screen will kick it back into action but I’m sure it’ll give up the ghost soon. So I think I’ll wait until I get a new Macbook and see what I get.
    But it seems good. I’m not sure I’d use the virtual desktops, but time machine would be useful (if I actually got a server to backup to). Also curious as to what else they’re hiding. They’ve gotta pull out some good stuff to make Vista look bad (not difficult in all honesty).
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed Dave.

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