Apple demonstrates near final Vista beater

"Apple has taken the wraps off its refreshed and almost complete new version of MacOS X: “Leopard”, widely perceived as Apple’s answer to Windows Vista."

Search News

  • Scrolling Image
  • Scrolling Image
  • Scrolling Image
Apple logo

Apple demonstrates “near final” Vista beater

Apple has taken the wraps off a refreshed and almost complete new version of MacOS X: “Leopard”, widely perceived as Apple’s answer to Windows Vista, introduced several new and is on track to launch in October.

Among those new features, the company highlighted an improved dock, which now includes “stacks” that can combine desktop items into groups and allows users to quickly browse content while removing much of the desktop clutter at the same time. There also is an updated Finder application to accelerate the process of browsing and previewing files, a new backup utility (Time Machine), as well as “Spaces,” which creates groups of applications to enable users to quickly switch between different programs. Apple said that iChat and Mail have been updated as well.

Leopard is the first MacOS X to offer “full native” 64-bit support, while maintaining support for 32-bit applications. According to the manufacturer, the operating system also provides easy multi-core optimization and scheduling to take advantage Intel's dual-core and quad-core processors. And just in case you are wondering, yes, Leopard comes with BootCamp, which enables users to run Windows natively on (Intel-based) Macs, as well.

MacOS X 10.5 is scheduled to launch in October and sell for $130. Additionally, Apple will offer a single-residence, five-user license that will be available for a suggested retail price of $200.

Apple screenshot

Apple screenshot 2

Discuss in our forum
«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

11-06-2007, 09:59:19

Jim

Totally agreed on the color, z0mg horrible. They used like 9 different colors, all of which are gross. Argh! Please, please, please stick with a color scheme people! Black & red.... black, white & red.... black & blue... black white & blue... red & white.... come on, get with the program!!




QFT. Black, White & Blue FTW!

11-06-2007, 10:02:45

MikeEnIke
I'm a big fan of the old DFI Black and Gold look, but black PCB FTW 99% of the time tbh :D

11-06-2007, 10:08:10

FragTek

I'm a big fan of the old DFI Black and Gold look, but black PCB FTW 99% of the time tbh :D



Oh yeah missed that, DFI black & yellow ftw too. You know what would look cool (IMO)? Black + neon green :D

11-06-2007, 10:24:51

Mr. Smith

Black + neon green :D



Most deff. That would rock. I have to agree the mobo looks like someone ate a bag of Haribo and puked it back up, stuck in some sata ports, pci-e slots and called it a mobo lol

@ Mr. Popo - granted it doesn't say SLI - but the slide states 'nvidia dual graphics' which is essentially SLI. Perhaps they haven't worked out how they are getting around the clause which Jim pointed out in his post ;)

11-06-2007, 11:15:08

Mr. Popo

Most deff. That would rock. I have to agree the mobo looks like someone ate a bag of Haribo and puked it back up, stuck in some sata ports, pci-e slots and called it a mobo lol

@ Mr. Popo - granted it doesn't say SLI - but the slide states 'nvidia dual graphics' which is essentially SLI. Perhaps they haven't worked out how they are getting around the clause which Jim pointed out in his post ;)


It doesn't say SLI cause NVIDIA hasn't approved the actual use of SLI.
You can wink as much as you want, but it doesn't have SLI support (Not yet anyway).

11-06-2007, 11:52:00

Rastalovich
More importantly perhaps, even tho it says/claims ATI & nVidia Multi gpu thangy wongy support.--- u reckon it`ll be just that ""support"", or it`ll be something worthy of the claim.

What I mean I guess is I`ve seen a number of things claim ""support"" and it means they got something to work in a lab whilst standing on one leg with the power button half pressed in or whatever. AND drivers for vista only.

11-06-2007, 21:39:44

PP Mguire
Hey Frag, the nF2 Ultra-B DFI board was black and green. To me all PCBs should be black and i would love hot neon pink on my DFI board (Hmm wonder if i could order that hahahah)

12-06-2007, 11:47:29

BUFF

More importantly perhaps, even tho it says/claims ATI & nVidia Multi gpu thangy wongy support.--- u reckon it`ll be just that ""support"", or it`ll be something worthy of the claim.

What I mean I guess is I`ve seen a number of things claim ""support"" and it means they got something to work in a lab whilst standing on one leg with the power button half pressed in or whatever. AND drivers for vista only.


imo it'll be just like Crossfire/SLI support on abit's AW9D e.g. works fine as long as you can find a gfx driver for it.
Only difference is that Foxconn have said that they'll be supplying the driver (which will be interesting as nVidia don't like people playing with their drivers - but then Foxconn build the reference nF680i mobos for nVidia so there's obviously a relationship).

13-06-2007, 06:02:15

Kempez
Ye agreed with BUFF, if Foxconn have said that they will support it there will deffo be an understanding, they're like one of the biggest OEM's in the world

13-11-2007, 19:44:41

Falco75
Question to Foxxcon:
"Hello,

Will Nvidia SLI will be supported on X38A mainboard?

Best Regards"

Foxconn answer:
"Dear,

Thank you for supporting FOXCONN product.

X38A doesn't support SLI.

It supports crossfire."

So all the rumours about this hybrid mainboard... were just rumours.
Another candidate to have a good mainboard for new penryn cpu and another 8800GTX at home is gone....waiting for x48 chipset will end up like this or nvidia will finally come up with a new "free" drivers for SLI on other chipsets? Anybody know about hacked drivers for 8800 series?

Bye
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.