Apple’s Leopard Arrives Today, is Praised by Critics
Apple’s new Mac OS X 10.5 operating system, codenamed “Leopard,” is scheduled to arrive in stores today, and it’s getting positive early marks from the nation’s top technology critics, including those at the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
Writing in the Journal, critic Walter Mossberg praises the OS, calling it another in a long line of satisfying Apple products this decade that began in 2001 with the OS X and has continued with the iPod, newer Macs, and the successful Apple retail stores.
Calling Leopard “evolutionary, not revolutionary,” Mossberg judges it both better and faster than Microsoft’s Vista, while also praising Apple for upgrading its OS faster and more comprehensively than their rival has managed. He has special regard for a new feature called “Time Machine,” which easier backs up the entire computer. Mossberg’s only major complaint is that there are no “major breakthroughs” among the system’s 300-odd new features.