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First Look: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

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First Look: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

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The new Mac OS X has a wealth of new features that will keep Mac lovers happy.

^M00:00:01 [ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> I'm Elsa Wenzel, Associate Editor for CNET. This is a First Look at Mac OS 10.5 Leopard. This is Apple's first big operating system update since Tyre [assumed spelling] more than two years. Many of Leopard's new features are built to make it easier to juggle a bunch of tasks. You'll find a more powerful finder and virtual desktops called Spaces, and the new Time Machine is an elegant backup tool. Let's take a look. Leopard's new transparent dock organizes applications and files. Just click on an icon in the dock and related items appear in order, recent ones first. Hold down the mouse key on a dock icon to set your preferences like removing the Firefox browser from the dock, or choosing to open the Firefox automatically when we log in. Spaces help you cluster tasks into categories or boxes. For example, you could move iMovie and other tools for editing a vacation video into one space, and into another space place the web browser, word processor and encyclopedia you need for a school report. It's simple to drag items between spaces and to drag the spaces themselves around; just use the arrow keys. The new supped up finder let's you view and flip through all kinds of files with ease, thanks to the cover flow feature. Familiar to iTunes and iPhone fans, hold down the arrow keys and you can scroll through a list as the pages flip for you. You can even flip through PowerPoint slides or play movies within the finder. Press the space bar to open those files and the QuickBook feature displays them. Here that transparent pop out window gives us options including full screen view and add to iPhoto. Without our space sitting to swirl in the background, the new Time Machine reminded us of the opening credits of Star Wars. Working with an external drive for backup, the Timeline lets you travel to the state of your desktop throughout its history. Behind this folder are folders representing its stages in the past. Mail integrates notes within the inbox and it has a nifty RSS reader. Parental controls are now featured more prominently in the system. These offer content filters, time limits and Internet activity loggers to help keep tags on young web surfers. I'm Elsa Wenzel and that's just a glimpse at some of the 300 new features within Leopard. ^M00:02:19 [ Music ] ^M00:02:24

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