With 300+ new features, it'd take at least one whole article to properly cover Apple's newest iteration of OS X, 10.5 a.k.a. Leopard. Some of the new 'features' are really more in the way of bringing programs like iCal up to date, but some of them are genuinely useful or just fun to tinker with. Most of the 300+ features are in the applications that come bundled with the OS, but there are still a healthy number of tweaks to the OS itself.
It seems that most new OSes these days are getting larger, which means that more bugs inevitably find their way into the release copies. There's also bloatware and application compatibility to worry about when considering making the switch. So how are reviewers summing up Leopard?
“The bottom-line advice: If it ain't broke, buying Leopard won't fix it. But if Leopard offers useful tools, doesn't break older programs and your hardware is up to date, the choice is yours.”
That makes sense, but we can't help but ooh and aah at some of the eye-candy that is OS X 10.5, especially the dock.