Im not posting a list, but I am taken back by leopard. I am anxiously awaiting being able to purchase the business edition (for 129, right?)
Most people reaction is that the keynote is nothing spectacular. Well i guess it because everyone is so used to being totally taken by surprised by JS and when nothing earth shattering was announced, they get disappointed.
But was i watch the video cast now, i realise people might have under estimated the impact of the new version. Example:
1. Games. For a long time i think many avoid mac because not many games play on it. With EA and ID i think apple is slowly trying to push apple more into mainstream.
2. Cover flow and Quicklook. As a OS, and the default explorer/finder application, i think the cover flow and quicklook will really make leopard very much more efficient to us. Example i just want to read a document, look at some photos, i no more have to buy/install or even open the application that takes sometime. It is likely to be a major difference between vista and leopard.
3. 64bit. JS mentioned that all machines sold are 64bit enabled and one copy of leopard supporting 64bit. looking at the example he gave, one can imagine the performance gain for games, video editing and photos editing. Thus given any application, running on vista machines (most of it and the version are all on 32bit) the performance for these future programs will be very much enhanced. Imagine 64bit adobe CS3 running on the same specs for mac and windows.
4. Core animation. If you saw the video cast and the demo on how he searched the videos ... that is really cool!
While most of the features touched on are not like earth shattering ... i do think that leopard will make a better much better OS and the test is really on what the developers can do to take advantage of it as well.