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Apple Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard Family Pack

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Apple has named version 10.5 of its OS X for Mac Computers after the exotic, spotted leopard that has fascinated animal lovers worldwide. Now with more than 300 new features, 64-bit power, tools that ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Apple has named version 10.5 of its OS X for Mac Computers after the exotic, spotted leopard that has fascinated animal lovers worldwide. Now with more than 300 new features, 64-bit power, tools that fully utilize your computer's multicore processing power, and a fresh desktop that is just as visually unique as the wild cat. The Mac OS X Leopard is sure to be as big an attraction as its namesake totem animal.

The redesigned desktop makes multitasking a cinch with new organizational setups like Stacks (a Dock item that gives you instant access to a folder of files that pop up when you click on it) and Spaces (work on several applications without cluttering your desktop by dissecting it into patterns where each project is easy to switch between). Searching for things has never been faster now that Finder has the popular Cover Flow browsing function found on the iPod Touch, and the ingenious Quick Look allows you to see the contents of files before opening them up. The new Time Machine feature automatically creates a backup and storage system to help you keep an up-to-date copy of everything on your Mac so if you need to look at work done on a specific date in the past, it's organized in such a way it'll take seconds to find.

Safari has been given a more powerful engine, getting you to where you want to go faster, more securely, and even allowing you to save web pages as desktop widgets for later usage. Speaking of security, added Parental Controls include smarter content filters, the ability to set bedtime and regular time limits, and logs for supervision that gives you ease of mind. Taking Internet interaction to whole new levels, iChat has been updated with creative backdrops, Photo Booth effects, slideshows, Keynote presentations, and more. Mail has been upgraded to include more than 30 professionally designed stationary templates, to-do lists, and the ability to leave yourself notes.

As with each new Mac OS release, Apple adds fun and innovative ideas, while improving the old features. There's too many things to go into here, but that's part of the fun of upgrading to the latest version, discovering what wonderful concepts they've thought up this time. Why not use it as an excuse to get the family together?

FEATURES

  • 64-bit power throughout
  • Powerful new tools to take full advantage of your individual computer's multicore processing power
  • Fully compliant UNIX technology included
  • Create a network of computers with no hassles thanks to Bonjour
  • More than 300 new features, including:
  • Sleek new Desktop look with more efficient functions
  • More functional Finder for easier browsing using Cover Flow
  • Quick Look uses thumbnails to show contents of a file before opening it or the program used to create it
  • Time Machine is an automatic backup and storage system that will help you keep an up-to-date copy of everything you've got on your Mac
  • Mail now has more than 30 professionally designed stationary templates as well as to-do lists and a way of leaving notes for yourself
  • iChat has been updated with fun backdrops, Photo Booth effects, slideshows, Keynote presentations, movies, and more
  • Spaces helps maintain order when you're working on multiple projects at once by dissecting your desktop into patterns you decide and are easy to switch between
  • Safari is faster, more secure, and even allows you to turn any web page into a desktop widget for later usage
  • Parental controls like content filters, time limits, and logs make your Mac an ally on child safety
  • Boot Camp makes using Windows on your Mac a swift, painless process
  • Core Animation gives you the ability to create stunning graphics, interfaces, and animations with ease
SPECIFICATIONS
General requirements
  • Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
  • 512MB of memory
  • DVD drive for installation
  • 9GB of available disk space
  • Some features require a compatible Internet service provider
  • Some features require Apple's .Mac service (fees apply)
Feature-specific requirements
  • Time Machine requires an additional hard drive (sold separately)
  • Photo Booth requires an iSight camera (built-in or external), USB video class (UVC) camera, or FireWire DV camcorder; and an Intel Core Duo or PowerPC G5 processor.
  • Backdrop effects require an Intel Core Duo or faster processor. Backdrop effects when using a DV camcorder require fixed focus, exposure, and white balance.
  • Boot Camp requires a Mac with an Intel processor and Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista (sold separately).
  • Screen sharing in iChat and in the Finder requires a 128-Kbps Internet connection (300-Kbps recommended).
  • Front Row requires a Mac with built-in IR and an Apple Remote.
  • DVD Player requires a 1.6GHz processor or faster for improved de-interlacing.
  • Audio chats require a microphone and a 56-Kbps Internet connection.
  • Video chats require an iSight camera (built-in or external), USB video class (UVC) camera, or FireWire DV camcorder; and 128-Kbps upstream and downstream Internet connection.
  • Developer tools require 1GB of memory and an additional 3GB of available disk space.
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