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We bought our first Mac in 2000; the PowerPC G4 to be exact. We still have it, and we still design with it. At the time, Apple had just released this crazy Operating System called OS X. It meant nothing to us because we hadn't used OSs 1 thru 9. But Apple included OS 9 on the machine as well and called it Classic. We rarely use Classic because we are quite enamored with Apple's latest OS X version: LEOPARD. We think you will be too.

In-Depth Leopard (OS X 10.5) Reviews

"At the end of my Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger review, I wrote this: "Overall, Tiger is impressive. If this is what Apple can do with 18 months of development time instead of 12, I tremble to think what they could do with a full two years". That was exactly two and a half years ago, to the day. It seems that I've gotten my wish and then some. Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard has gestated longer than any release of Mac OS X (other than 10.0, that is). If I had high expectations for 10.5 back in 2005, they've only grown as the months and years have passed. Apple's tantalizingly explicit withholding of information about Leopard just fanned the flames. My state of mind leading up to the release of Leopard probably matches that of a lot of Mac enthusiasts: this better be good" more from

"Should you pay for Leopard? If you're happy with the way Tiger works, then maybe not. If you need Bootcamp, however, then you must have Leopard. And if you're considering the purchase of a new computer, Leopard makes Macs more enticing than Tiger did. Plus, Leopard makes it far easier to find documents and applications than Windows Vista. Leopard's interface niceties made the daily mechanics of using the computer more pleasurable. Mundane chores, such as finding files and backing up data, become a visual trea" more from

"First, a disclaimer: I like Leopard, aka OS X 10.5, the Apple operating-system upgrade that hit stores on Friday evening. True, Apple's list of 300+ new features includes several dozen I'll never touch. (A Danish dictionary! Analysis templates, whatever those are!) But even when I filter out everything that doesn't matter to me, I'm left with a long list of stuff that'll make my computing life meaningfully better. Compared to Windows Vista, Leopard is a meatier, more polished, more immediately useful, less annoying OS upgrade." more from

"The fifth major update to Mac OS X, Leopard, contains such a mountain of features — more than 300 by Apple’s count — that it’s difficult to boil this $129 operating system release down to a few easy bullet points. Leopard is, at once, a major alteration to the Mac interface, a sweeping update to numerous included productivity programs, a serious attempt to improve Mac OS security, and a vast collection of tweaks and fixes scattered throughout every nook and cranny of the operating system." more from

"There's not much in Leopard that you could call new, as in never seen before. What I see instead is what I call a revolution of evolution. There are many things that suddenly work better than ever before, or just more efficiently, or, in some cases, finally work properly. None of this is new, per se, but it's the product of years of hard, diligent work by the development teams at Apple." more from

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