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Hi. OS 10.5 Leopard looks like it bought the technology from Sun Microsystem's "Looking Glass" experimental OS but it's great anyway. When do you think Leopard will arrive for the OSX86? Any timetable from our respected kernel hackers? Time Machine will solve the RAID complications. Thanks for reading.

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I would expect it to come around December (two months after it is in retail stores).

 

I don't think people want to hack a beta build of Leopard, an OSx86 build alone is unstable (sometimes).

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Oh yeah, I will love to have Leopard in my notebook, but with all that stuff of reflective dock, will it work without a video card that do not support QE/CI and Core Animation maybe?

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They already have the betas (not the WWDC one, though) running on PCs. However, they are not going to release anything until the final 10.5 release, so Apple cannot patch the fixes they made to the kernel. I would expect it early 2008.

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To answer PCG's question...No, all these spiffy graphics won't work (or if they do they will do so horribly) with a non-QE/CI video card.

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I think it will happen quickly after release. Usually the Golden Master is leaked, and that could give people extra time with hacking 10.5. The OS doesn't have anything really crucial, though it has a lot of nice additions, so we'll all want it but we won't need it fast.

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Thanks for the answer errandwolfe, ok, so i will have to stick with tiger or find a way to get a video card that supports QE/CI in my notebook. Any ideas (maybe an external graphic card or a new notebook?)?

 

Paulo

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Yes, if you need to buy a new laptop and like OS X, why not just buy a Macbook?

Makes the most sense. Me, i want a headless mac which Apple just wont make for some reason. ;)

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What you'll likely see is someone claiming to have it running within days... early attempts will likely be a "FrankenLeopard" consisting of lord knows which kernel and a medley of kexts from 10.4.8/10.4.9/10.4.10/10.5.0. Approach being to copy an Intel install over to a hackintosh, drop in whatever kernel we have then and keep copying old kexts over and rebooting until the desktop appears.

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If the rumors are true they are waiting for Leopard to hit retail before they release any patches so Apple won't counter-patch them.

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Hi. OS 10.5 Leopard looks like it bought the technology from Sun Microsystem's "Looking Glass" experimental OS but it's great anyway.

 

Man, Looking Glass is a worthless slow and buggy piece of {censored}. While Leopard isn't (well, still buggy, but not worthless and slow). :-)

 

And Looking Glass is build on completely different technologies.

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