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Friday, August 11, 2006

Apple's answer to Vista

Apple introduced Leopard on Monday which is their new operating system that should be available to the public early next year, about the same time that Microsoft is supposed to release its new operating system, Vista. Apple has rolled out four versions of its operating system since Microsoft released Windows XP in 2001.

The Mac Pro desktop will replace the PowerMac, and includes Intel's Quad Xeon chip. Apple hopes by switching to Intel chips that it will continue a surge in computer sales. By using the Intel chip architecture, Apple is able to offer consumers the ability to run both Apple and Windows operating systems on a Mac.

New features of Leopard will include Time Machine, an easy way to retrieve deleted files, applications, photos and other material and Spaces which will let users jump between applications with a simple keystroke or click.

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