Friday, November 2, 2007

Mac's New OS: Leopard

Meet Mac's new OS contribution called Leopard. Leopard is succeeding Tiger and it seems to have received decent reviews so far.

I would like to get it but as a fellow Maccer informs me, it would perhaps be better to wait till the first update is out.

Here are some of its desirable features:

1) Podcast Capture, an application allowing users to record and distribute podcasts. It requires access to a computer running Mac OS X Server with Podcast Producer.

2)) Dictionary can now search Wikipedia, and a dictionary of Apple terminology as well. Also included is a 200,000-word dictionary

3) Front Row has been reworked to closely resemble the interface used by the Apple TV, and Photo Booth includes video recording with real-time filters.

4) iCal calendar sharing and group scheduling as well as syncing event invitations from Mail

5) Mail enhancements including the additions of RSS feeds, Stationery, Notes, and to-dos.

I will definitely be making the transition from Tiger to Leopard. Keeping up with the program is just necessary. The podcast feature is what sold the system to me since podcasts are now proven to help with information dispensation and acquisition.

Is it just me or is Apple coming up with new notions and gadgets very fast these days? No, No, not complaining. Just trying to keep up and taste all the goods, I guess.

graph per Apple


Anonymous said...

how do you rate iChat?

B.R. said...

I don't use it since gmail's serving me well. Btw, a friend just texted me saying that the educational price for Leopard is 110.00 and some local stores have it on sale for 89.99 with a $40.00 mail-in rebate. Not shabby.

Unknown said...

i will get it tomorrow.

B.R. said...

A friend tells me Leopard is available on campuses for the education price. After doing my research carefully, I think I will update this wek as well. Will report on how I like it.