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Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: March 22, 2006 05:17PM
The Vista thread below got me to wondering... What will be the new killer features in Leapord? I'm thinking video integration, as in TV / DVR? What else? Will this be an OS that requires (or rather takes advantage of) a big multiprocessor CPU speed jump?





Don't ask who the bell's for, dude. It's you.
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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: March 22, 2006 05:22PM
Changed Spots.
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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: March 22, 2006 05:37PM
damn you Seacrest : )





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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: March 22, 2006 06:06PM
> What will be the new killer features in Leapord?

I think they'll have some cutting edge features in the next OS revision.

Like control panels that aren't chained to that one clumsy window.

Like being able to add stuff to the Apple menu and organize it yourself.

Like a "find file" program that can quickly search for files by name across your whole drive.

Like being able to look inside of font suitcases just by clicking on them.

Like being able to play sounds in the Finder with a double-click.

Like being able to have multiple system folders on the same hard drive.

Like having small helpful programs (call the little widgets "Desk Accessories" or something like that) that can be run from a special menu without having to hide your foreground application or losing the ability to keep working on a document with the Desk Accessory running.

Like being able to play Indeo video codec from within QuickTime.

Like being able to run software from the Classic Mac OS in a transparent emulation layer.

Man, oh man! Adopting those cutting-edge technologies would be soooo sweet!
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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: S.Taylor
Date: March 22, 2006 06:21PM
Thanks, Magus, you made me smile.

I wonder how many won't get it.


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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: March 22, 2006 06:26PM
MacAngus, here: [www.everymac.com]
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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: timg
Date: March 22, 2006 06:59PM
The big deal will be that it won't run on PowerPC anymore!

That sure would "kill".
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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: Silencio
Date: March 22, 2006 07:57PM
"The big deal will be that it won't run on PowerPC anymore!"

Baloney.
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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: timg
Date: March 22, 2006 09:46PM
Silencio Wrote:
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> "The big deal will be that it won't run on PowerPC
> anymore!"
>
> Baloney.

It was a joke. Got any mustard for the baloney?
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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: bangman
Date: March 22, 2006 10:04PM
Not much humor there.



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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: timg
Date: March 23, 2006 03:17AM
How long until Steve declares the PowerPC dead like he did with OS 9? Maybe we should start a pool ...
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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: March 23, 2006 03:21AM
> How long until Steve declares the PowerPC dead like he did with OS 9?

I wonder what he'd put in the coffin... a 6100?
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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: March 23, 2006 07:48AM
I just did that. A 6100/60 and a 7100/66





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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: timg
Date: March 23, 2006 12:14PM
How did you do it? I still have my 7100/66 in the garage. I just can't let it go ...
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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: March 23, 2006 12:34PM
MacMagus Wrote:
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> Like control panels that aren't chained to that
> one clumsy window.

Yeah, much better to have 30 or so objects in a folder.

> Like being able to add stuff to the Apple menu and
> organize it yourself.

Right--you could use a real simple method like dropping the things you wanted to add on an alias of a folder. They'd be simple to sort too: You'd just put spaces and other characters in front of the item names as needed.

> Like a "find file" program that can quickly search
> for files by name across your whole drive.

Or, you could use Tiger's method: enclose the name in quotes and find what you're looking for instantly.

> Like being able to look inside of font suitcases
> just by clicking on them.

Great idea--everyone has been clamoring for that!

> Like being able to play sounds in the Finder with
> a double-click.

Great idea--too bad the old Mac OS could only perform that trick for SND files.

> Like being able to have multiple system folders on
> the same hard drive.

Yep--that's another one everyone has been HOLLAing for: the ability to get their systems (and themselves in the process) all fsck'd up.

> Like having small helpful programs (call the
> little widgets "Desk Accessories" or something
> like that) that can be run from a special menu
> without having to hide your foreground application
> or losing the ability to keep working on a
> document with the Desk Accessory running.

Huh? You don't seriously think the old DA system was superior to Dashboard! Say it ain't so...

> Like being able to play Indeo video codec from
> within QuickTime.

First, that was always possible. Second, my guess is that few people are interested in videos made by Fred Flintberg.

[en.wikipedia.org]

> Like being able to run software from the Classic
> Mac OS in a transparent emulation layer.

Like you have always been able to in Mac OS X? Yeah, that's a good idea for those interested in running antique software.

So, if you having any idea of Leopard's new features, let us know.
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Re: Leopard? What'll be the big deal?
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: March 23, 2006 05:39PM
> So, if you having any idea of Leopard's new features, let us know.

Somebody had too much coffee today.
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