New Mac OS: Introducing Leopard

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Groan, another operating system. It seems like just yesterday we were talking about Tiger. Last week, Apple introduced their latest iteration of Mac OSX, Leopard. Due to be released in October 2007.

We ususally get sucked in by the quirky new features, we'll admit it, we bought Tiger because of the widgets. But what really struck us about Leopard was the new interface for navigating your files. First, Apple has upgraded Finder to allow you to scroll through your files just like you can scroll through albums on iTunes. Just like digging through a stack of papers, you'll be able to visually associate with the contents of your computer.The next addition we really loved was Quick Look, a way of previewing a file's contents without having to open it within a program. Imagine being able to peek at any type of file without having to actually load up any software.

And their latest addition to simple file browsing, is the addition of Time Machine, a quick and easy way to back up and retrieve lost files. Anything you've ever worked on (as long as you've set it up to back up regularly) is within your grasp in seconds. It looks like Apple has taken some of the work out of the annoying task of backing up data, and provided us with an easy way to find it is that we are looking for.

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