Leopard's "top secret" features are still hidden

One of the greatest aspects of the Internet is its ability to get information from one place to another quickly. Despite still in beta and still in development, Apple's next-generation operating system has already made its way into the hands of users. During its World Wide Developers Conference earlier this month, Apple demonstrated several new features of Leopard to a large audience of developers and also passed out copies of the OS. It didn't take long for the WWDC copy of Leopard to find its way online as torrents. ThinkSecret has a selection of screenshots from the leaked beta.

Some of Leopard's features such as Time Machine, Spaces and RSS Safari were revealed during the preview showing. Steve Jobs however, indicated that many of Leopard's other ground breaking features were still top secret. User forums are currently being updated with user feedback on the leaked Leopard beta, but like Apple indicated, users currently feel that the OS is "incomplete".

Currently, the general user interface of Leopard appears to be much the same as it is in Tiger, but there are enhancements in several places. Applications such as iChat and Mail also receive major face lifts and updates to their functionality. Users will also find that Leopard's new Spaces window and desktop management feature is a pleasant and welcome addition to Expose.

Apple indicated that Leopard will be complete and ready to ship sometime in the spring of 2007. You can read more about Leopard's upcoming features here.

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