Apple's latest operating system for the Apple Mac, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard represents evolution rather than revolution.
Apple has made a nip here and tuck there, adding some features, enhancing others and leaving well alone where no change is necessary. And Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard starts from a decent vantage point. If you've never used Mac OS X take it from us: it's stable, beautiful and simple to use. The temptation to compare and contrast with Windows Vista has never been more compelling.
We've picked out five major areas where Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard represents a significant development over its predecessor, OS X 10.4, or Tiger.
Follow the links below to read our expert reviewer's verdicts. And keep checking back: when we have more time we have to play with Apple's latest OS, we'll be updating our review.
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Time Machine - the marquee upgrade
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Automator 2.0 - both those new to Automator and experienced users will find something to like in this release
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Safari 3.0 - still fast, and the new usability features make it that much better
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Spotlight - Mac users upgrading to Leopard will find a different Spotlight waiting for them
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Finder and Doc - they work well, but the look is polarizing