Apple (AAPL) just released OS X 10.5 Leopard, but a team of programmers has already figured out how to install the new operating system on off-the-shelf Intel PCs. See DailyApps' tutorial here for step-by-step instructions.
The procedure is still experimental and has not been thoroughly tested. Some system preferences, like Sound and Network, may never work.
It's a tour de force nonetheless, one that reminds us of the remark Samuel Johnson made MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 28, 2007 3:11 PM ET
This was not the smoothest of upgrades.
The first report of trouble installing Apple's (AAPL) new operating system came from Australia, where Leopard was delivered nearly a day before its U.S. debut. The message, posted on Apple.com's OS X 10.5 Leopard discussion board, read:
Installation appears stuck on a plain blue screen
Posted: Oct 25, 2007 7:32 PM
I'm upgrading my 20″ iMac (Core Duo) at the moment and the installation 'completed', then the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 27, 2007 7:18 AM ET
The cold Manhattan drizzle didn't faze the faithful.
An estimated 400 to 500 sodden die-hard Apple (AAPL) loyalists waited under umbrellas up to three and a half hours outside the company's flagship Fifth Avenue store for a chance to buy OS X Leopard on its first day of sale.
By the time the doors opened at 6:01 p.m. the line stretched -- in places four or five deep -- down Fifth Avenue, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 26, 2007 8:01 PM ET
More than two years after it was announced, nearly a year and a half after it was shown to developers, and four months after its original spring 2007 due date, the sixth edition of Apple's (AAPL) flagship Macintosh OS X goes on sale today at 6 p.m. for $129 ($199 for the family-pack).
The authorized reviews are in and they are broadly positive. Boxes containing OS X 10.5 Leopard pre-ordered online MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 26, 2007 10:50 AM ET
One could fault Apple (AAPL) for once again handing out advance copies of its new operating system upgrade only to journalists who depend on good relations with Steve Jobs to supplement their income, but let's skip all that and go straight to the reviews:
Walt Mossberg, Wall Street Journal (The D Conference)Headline: Leopard: Faster, Easier than Vista. Upgrade of Apple's OS Isn't Revolutionary, But It Beats Microsoft's Favorite features: For me, the MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 25, 2007 8:34 AM ET
With less than a week before OS X Leopard ships, Apple (AAPL) has published a video guided tour of the latest version of its flagship Macintosh operating system. It's available here as a Quicktime download or streaming file.Clocking in at more than 27 minutes, it's a long slog, delivered by a black-shirted actor in the cloying up-beat tone that has become Apple's house style for these presentations. This actor has MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 20, 2007 2:43 PM ET
Apple (AAPL) today confirmed what the analysts and rumor sites had already divined: OS X Leopard, the sixth major release of the company's flagship operating system, will go on sale Oct. 26. Apple's retail stores will start selling it at 6 p.m., local time. Its online store is already accepting pre-orders at $129 apiece.
Much of what the new OS does is already known, thanks to the lengthy previews Steve Jobs MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 16, 2007 9:32 AM ET
With only two weeks to go before the release of OS X Leopard, the fifth major revision of Apple's (AAPL) flagship Macintosh operating system, AppleInsider today published the sixth entry in its comprehensive Road to Leopard series -- and at Apple's insistence pulled two earlier posts offline.
Written by Prince McLean, the nom de plume of a systems programmer who clearly knows his stuff, the series not only describes with text MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 12, 2007 11:51 AM ET
With three weeks left before the promised ship date of OS X Leopard, the long-awaited and much-delayed sixth major update of Apple's (AAPL) flagship Macintosh operating system, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster is already calculating its impact on the company's revenue stream.
In a note to clients issued this morning, Munster observes that OS X Tiger, Leopard's predecessor, was also released at the end of the first month of a fiscal quarter MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 8, 2007 7:04 AM ET
Apple (AAPL) won no friends among the developers of third-party iPhone applications -- or the users who downloaded them -- when it wiped them all out with software update 1.1.1. But with the release of Leopard (the next major upgrade of the company's flagship Macintosh operating system) only three weeks away, there are signs that Steve Jobs may be set to open the iPhone up to outside programmers -- or MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 5, 2007 7:15 AM ET
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