Leopard: the complete review

Or at any rate, the closest thing to a a complete review that you’re going to find outside a $20 book. We’re talking about Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: the Ars Technica review, by John Siracusa:

These two views of Leopard, the interface and the internals, lead to two very different assessments. Somewhere in between lie the features themselves, judged not by the technology they’re based on or the interface provided for them, but by what they can actually do for the user.

In other words, it’s both comprehensive and balanced, covering everything from the apps and the UI to the developer frameworks and kernel features. ((Siracusa’s description of Dtrace verges on the orgasmic ecstatic.)) It’s a must-read for all Mac users as well as system software aficionados.