Mac OS X Leopard


Mac OS X 10.6 also called as Leopard, it is the sixth chief release of Mac OS X, Apple’s desktop and server OS for Macintosh systems. On October 26, Mac OS X Leopard released for the users as the successor of the previous Tiger OS. Mac OS X Leopard is available in two variants, first is the desktop version that is suitable for PC and the second is server version, i.e Mac OS X Server. Leopard is the last version of Mac OS to support PowerPC chips.

Compared to earlier version of Leopard, it has been enhanced and contains over 300 applications. Developer tools, applications and operating system components were included in Mac OS X Leopard. In addition, it is drastically revised desktop with a redesigned Dock, Stacks, a semitransparent menu bar with an updated Finder, which incorporates the cover flow visual navigation interface first seen in iTunes. Other features include support for writing 64-bit graphical user interface applications, an automated backup utility called Time Machine.

Mac OS X Leopard also included few improved features like better music, file sharing and searching, and parental controls. In addition, 'Spaces' which enables users to group applications and windows, iChat, and more were also added to this version. This Leopard OS also features “Boot Camp” which enables the users to install a copy of Windows on Intel-based Macs. However both operating systems cannot run at the same time.

Mac OS X Dock Items

  • Finder: The Finder now includes precise grid control for icons and also a one-click way to make all folder views look the same.
  • System Presences: Controls how your system works and you can manage display settings, language, networking, hardware / software settings & more
  • Mail: This application helps you to send, manage, and receive e-mail from other accounts, sort junk mail and it is Infused with iChat instant messaging technology
  • iChat: It helps you to keep in contact with people with instant messaging and audio and visual conferencing over the Internet or a local network
  • Safari: The most elegant web browser is even easier to use with dynamic tabbed browsing and other new feature. Use tabs to open and mark multiple pages at a time while surfing
  • Dashboard: Create your own widget from any part of a webpage and see updates to it in Dashboard which provide information and perform common tasks
  • Address Book: Store, organize, sort contact information using different views and groups. Import/export data to or from the Address Book
  • iTunes:  Manage your music files. Helps to create play lists, burn CDs, buy music from the online music store, listen to online radio channels
  • Photo Booth: Take pictures with your computer’s built-in webcam or another device. Apply effects to captures pictures
  • Time Machine: Back up your significant files, Mac system settings and it helps to Restore settings and files incases of hardd rive crash or any otehr uncertainities
  • iCal: iCal is now a Powerful planner. set reminders, request Address Book contacts to events, publish iCal on Web, create a to-do list, and some new additional features, like sharing of meeting materials in an event dropbox, inline editing of events, CalDAV group scheduling and many more.
  • Instant Screen Sharing from the Finder: With Mac OS X 10.5 you can start an interactive screen sharing session with other Macs users on your network. For this, just select the Mac from your sidebar and (if authorized) you can see and control the Mac as if you were right in front of it. With this you can even change a system preference, publish an iPhoto library, or add a new playlist to iTunes.

General requirements

  • Mac computer with Intel processor
  • 512MB of memory
  • DVD drive for installation
  • 9GB of available disk space
  • Some features require a compatible Internet service provider

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