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Leopard vs Vista: operating systems compared

In pictures: Mac OS X 10.5 vs Windows Vista

Whenever Apple rolls out a new release of its Mac OS X operating system, it always seems to cram in a few useful applications and interface features that eventually force their way into Windows. Now Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is here, let's look through its key features and see how Windows Vista measures up.

Stacks of files

stacks of files

Here's a feature with no real Windows equivalent: Leopard's pretty new stacks feature lets you drag a folder or a group of files to the Dock for easy access. Click a stack icon, and the files fan out neatly if there are fewer than ten of them or pop into a small list menu if there are 10 or more.


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