Apple: Leopard, Leopard Server launch Oct. 26

Apple: Leopard, Leopard Server launch Oct. 26

Summary: Apple made it official. Mac OS X Leopard will go on sale Oct.

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Apple made it official. Mac OS X Leopard will go on sale Oct. 26. The company separately announced Leopard server.

First, Leopard. The OS upgrade will go on sale at 6 p.m. local time at Apple retail stores and resellers. As David Morgenstern noted Leopard is likely to drive a hardware upgrade cycle for Apple.

Leopard is the sixth major release of the Mac OS X operating system. Leopard features 3D Dock with Stacks, a new Finder and Time Machine. In a statement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs threw a dig at Vista and said in a statement that "everyone gets the 'Ultimate' version, packed with all the new innovative features, for just $129."

 

Separately, Apple announced that Mac OS X Leopard Server will also go on sale Oct. 26. Leopard Server includes Podcast Producer, to publish shows on iTunes, Wiki Server and iCal Server. Apple touted Leopard Server's ease of use including Server Assistant to configure applications and network settings easily. Apple said it aimed to simplify the management of groups. It also includes a Server Status dashboard widget to remotely monitor activity and usage.

Leopard Server will run $499 for a 10-client edition and $999 for an unlimited client version. The unlimited Leopard Server is included with Apple's Xserve rack-mount server hardware also.

Topics: Hardware, Apple, Operating Systems, Servers, Software

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  • Is that a [i]dig[/i] or just the [i]facts[/i]?

    No need to make this up. Microsoft creates own scripts.
    YinToYourYang-22527499
  • Wow, Apple zealots sure do obsess about Microsoft!!!

    [i]In a statement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs threw a dig at Vista and said in a statement that ???everyone gets the ???Ultimate??? version, packed with all the new innovative features, for just $129.???[/i]

    Can't Apple release [b]anything[/b] without slamming Microsoft? Seriously, wouldn't you rather buy from a company who says: [i]our products are good and here are the features that make it good[/i] instead of [i]you should buy our products because, hey, at least we aren't Microsoft!![/i]

    PS Not all ultimate versions are the same just because they say "Ultimate" on it. You don't see Honda comparing their "Ultimate" Fit to BMW's "Ultimate" M3. There is a reason the Fit costs less than an M3, even if they are both "Ultimate" (fully loaded).

    Oh well, hope you guys enjoy Time Machine. We've sure enjoyed it in Vista for a year now!!

    snicker, smirk :)
    NonZealot
    • Microsoft can take it!

      In what other market does a company control over 90% of the market with a demonstrably inferior product? Too many people buy Microsoft because it controls the market, not because it is better. So if Apple can provoke a few people to think, and make the switch, a few percent market share can make a big difference. That way they can develop hot new capabilities for Microsoft to copy.
      jorjitop
      • Pot and kettle--which is black?

        Apple and Microsoft copy each other.
        John Sawyer
    • Indeed

      You seem to be one of the biggest "zealots" at ZDNet.

      Can't ZDNet post anything about Apple without YOU showing up to slam it?

      You might want to research the definition of "zealot" and then look in the mirror.
      MarcB_z
      • So my presence excuses Apple's zealotry?

        I'll take your inability to refute my point as your concession speech.

        snicker, smirk :)
        NonZealot
        • No, it just mirrors it

          that is all I'm sayin'

          Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose the biggest zealot of all?

          Count the posts and see for yourself.
          MarcB_z
          • Friggin Hilarious!!

            That was a good one Marc!
            hammeroftruth
        • Frigtard

          Where in Jobs comments did he mention "Microsoft?"

          He didn't.

          Grow up. Stop being so paranoid.

          Stop pretending you are *not* a zealot.
          brian ansorge
  • RE: Apple: Leopard, Leopard Server launch Oct. 26

    Vista is a big jump for most applications and hardware drivers so that is why I'm not running Vista yet. The developers haven't released their Vista versions yet and that is why, IMHO, is the adoption rate for Vista is low.
    I'm waiting until after Halloween before picking up my copy lest I get a trick rather than a treat.
    I'll order my copy over the internet rather than wait in line at the store because it is already crazy at the malls because of Halloween.
    Since I'm only IT person here at work I need to test it before I can roll it out to rest of the company so I don't get swamped with support calls.
    phatkat
  • MS and Apple

    The apparent ease at which every subject regarding MS and/or Apple products and services becomes a zellots shouting match is degrading the value of ZDNet. Why can't people focus on the products and the capabilities of those products rather than fuel the pathetic war between the two.

    It should be remembered that there is over 60% commonality between the source codes of Vista and OS X!!
    Atilla the Snail
    • "60% commonality between the source codes of Vista and OS X"

      Really? I find that incredibly hard to believe, though I'm happy to be proved wrong.
      OS X is a derivative of UNIX and an evolution of what was NeXTSTEP. How does Vista
      share that heritage? Please explain!
      Nick Maxwell
    • Where do you think...

      "It should be remembered that there is over 60% commonality between the source codes of Vista and OS X!!"

      Probably more than that, where do you think Microsoft GOT their code?
      MarcB_z
      • Do you have proof of this?

        [i]Probably more than that, where do you think Microsoft GOT their code?[/i]

        or are you just making stuff up?

        snicker, smirk :)
        NonZealot
        • I'm making it up snicker snort

          what's it to you snicker snort?

          I bet (snicker snort) you think you are being (snicker snort) clever (snicker snort),
          huh?

          Oh yeah, insert snicker snort here
          MarcB_z
  • So where's the Mike Cox post?

    I'd love to hear what his M$ Rep has to say about Apple
    finally releasing 10.5 to the masses.
    nix_hed
  • RE: Apple: Leopard, Leopard Server launch Oct. 26

    Will their new iMac be bundled with Leopard or will this be a $129 upgrade?
    stanatoz@...
    • Yes, Leopard will be bundled with all new Macs

      Yes, Leopard will be bundled with all new Macs, there is no distinction between
      Mac models, they all operate on one and the same operating system. There are no
      variants of the operating system as in Vista.

      If you buy a Mac now, instead of after October 26, it will be installed with the
      current Tiger OS X, but you get the standard Apple upgrade package to Leopard
      for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95.

      Quote -
      "Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard will be available on October 26 at Apple's retail
      stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $129
      (US) for a single user license, and online pre-orders can be made through Apple's
      online store starting today. The Mac OS X Leopard Family Pack is a single-
      household, five-user license that will be available for a suggested retail price of
      $199 (US). Volume and maintenance pricing is available from Apple. The standard
      Mac OS Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all customers who purchased
      a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or
      after October 1, 2007 for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95 (US). Leopard
      requires a minimum of 512MB of RAM and is designed to run on any Macintosh
      computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5 or G4 (867 Mhz or faster) processor. Full
      system requirements can be found at Apple's website." unquote.
      Deanbar
  • MacIntel loses the stripes and goes spotty

    It seems that unlike most people here I am platform agnostic. I am writing this on an ancient (but patched) version of XP, alongside which, my trusty Ubuntu feisty fawn is serving webpages whilst alongside that my vista machine sits silent. The kvm switch makes this work fine.
    Feisty was a triple booting Fedora core 7, Mac OSX Tiger, and Ubuntu until very recently and I might just lose $129 to legally go Leopard after the 26th. I liked it that much.
    Now if only the people within the OS companies could lose the 'attitude' which you guys display. In the last 48 hours an MS update trashed my work MySQL db which has stressed me and put me behind. It is probably not accidental, but I will bet that it is unprovable as well. $hit happens! Vista's 'new' network stack is secure, primarily from working with any version of linux including OSX. Steve Ballmer's B$ aside, I do not care whether any of you want to monoculturalise I.T. but I do care when OS companies do. Because I am surely convinced that different OS do different things better. And if you are one of my endusers and want to stick with your obsession I would like to help. After all if you believe you will work better with XYZ brand ...you will. So can we all stop shouting about our indidual preference and start shouting about compatibility and cooperation? Please....
    leigh@...
    • Wow . . .

      The [occasional] voice of reason.

      Thanks, "leigh@..."
      brian ansorge