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Apple's Leopard Spotted at Bowdoin

Story posted October 26, 2007

Apple's newest operating system upgrade, OS X Leopard, has just been released, but Bowdoin has been giving it a test run for more than a year.

As reported in Macworld magazine, Bowdoin has been testing Leopard on its Macs as part of Apple's Developer Connection program and is planning a full upgrade on all its computers in the coming months.

The Macworld article quotes Jason Pelletier, manager of the computer lab, on the benefits that Leopard and its various applications will bring to campus Mac-users. "Some of our faculty will like the idea of Time Machine to allow for a complete system backup since hard drives are unpredictable," said Pelletier.

"Spaces will be a good addition for power users and IT staff, as many of us already use applications like Virtue or Desktop Manager. The new Quick Look can save time since we can read documents, watch movies and hear sound files without actually opening the item."

Read the article.

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