On the Road to Leopard

by Robert Daeley

I want to give a shout-out to Apple Insider for a stellar series of “Road to Mac OS X Leopard” articles detailing changes coming in the any-day-now update. They offer a layer of depth and context well beyond what you can find on the official Leopard site.

Not content with a bulleted list of UI tweaks and bug fixes, AI has been providing history lessons on each application and technology, with nostalgia-producing screenshots and reminders of just how far we’ve come.

The latest post was today’s “Road to Mac OS X Leopard: Mail 3.0” which includes some hints at just how close Apple came to biting the dust thanks to mismanagement in the 80s while it traces the history of email apps on Mac, then wraps up with details on the new version of Mail.

Others in the “Road to…” series:

Thanks much to Apple Insider for going beyond the call of duty.


2007-10-15 12:56:53
"Beyond the call of duty" seems to be beyond what they were allowed to show by Apple. Both the Preview and Dictionary articles not stop quite abruptly with some wonderful red font and screenshot of the email received from Apple legal. This is a considerable shame as both articles were really interesting. Even Google cache seems to have lost the complete articles.
Eric Likness
2007-10-15 15:45:07
I have to agree that this same series of article has been a godsend for all of us soon to be adopters of Leopard. I never got to see the last two keynotes demos of all the neato keen features. But apart from that the HISTORICAL context has been amazing. Love it. And I cannot wait to put Time Machine and Apple Mail through their paces now that I know all of what's inside.
Robert Daeley
2007-10-15 15:56:21
Absolutely. And for the record, I still miss Claris Emailer. :)
2007-10-16 00:21:18
It looks like Steve and the Apple legal team are going back to the old Steve days.

Oh dear. Apple were starting to make headways in the mass market PC world, Vista is a joke and Steve will somehow manage to snatch defeat from the Jaws of Victory.

2007-10-16 14:50:36
Ok does this mean you guys might actually start writing some dev articles?