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I wants me some Leopard

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The question is – do I venture to Southampton to buy it from the Apple Store proper, or do I buy it online and get it shipped to my door?

Considering I’ve never bought anything in a real physical Apple retail store yet, I’m tempted to head down there if I can and go pick up a copy in person. Either way, Leopard looks pretty cool and I’m definitely interested in grabbing a copy for my over-6-month-old MacBook. :O

UPDATE: I pre-ordered it yesterday. Should be here on release day apparently.

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  1. Chris wrote:

    I’ve decided not to upgrade until I’m either forced or there are apps I want that require Leopard. I just don’t see any legitimate reason to pay almost $150 for an upgrade that adds tons of eye candy.

    Seriously, Apple is touting 6 major features on the Leopard website: new Desktop, redesigned Finder (with Coverflow), Quicklook, Time Machine, Spaces, and updated iChat. Of those 6, I see two that could be perceived as productive, and one of those two is so full of eye candy that it’s going to be a pain to work with.

    So for me, this is a no go. Apple needs to get back to making well designed PRODUCTIVE software, not needless eye candy with lots of gloss and shiny aluminum.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 19:18 | Permalink |
  2. Lee wrote:

    Although, Chris, I suppose they have to keep up with vista on eye candy levels, or was that the other way round? I get confused 😛

    At least this means that I can, again, consider a mac of some shape. Although then there’s the chance of a Mac Nano. More waiting.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 19:34 | Permalink |
  3. Peter wrote:

    On the eye candy issue and an alternative look at it – at the moment Mac OS X is at times hideously inconsistent in UI.

    All this eye candy-isation does serve a useful purpose of cleaning up and bringing a single consistent look across the whole OS.

    Time Machine is going to save me a hell of a lot of time (no pun intended). Maybe you don’t back up enough 😉 but I spend far too long manually backing up so it will be nice just to actually plug in the drive and forget about everything for once. Obviously, we’ll see how it goes.

    Also, if I do get time to venture into the murky world of Objective-C (2.0!) and Cocoa, there’s no point in doing so on Tiger. Obviously, not particularly a reason for you to upgrade I’d imagine, but it is for me.

    Out of your list, I could argue that more than 2 could be productive.

    But this comment is long enough and I swear I make no sense… 😛

    Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 19:48 | Permalink |
  4. Jack wrote:

    Leopard looks like a good update to Tiger. Personally, I’d like to stick with Ubuntu, due to the way I use my computer.

    Apple’s OS is always great at designing well polished UNIX systems. If I do buy a laptop, then it will be a Mac. But, it still feels the same even if it does not look the same.

    I’m a apt-get man myself.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 19:58 | Permalink |

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