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 Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard, is the sixth major update to Mac OS X for Apple's Macintosh computers, and was released on October 26, 2007.

Other recent Mac OS development code names have been 10.3 Panther and 10.4 Tiger.

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard was available as an upgrade to new Apple computers purchased after 1st October 2007 that did not already have Mac OS X 10.5 installed or a Leopard upgrade DVD included.

Leopard was replaced by "Snow Leopard" in late 2009.

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Version History

Tech Specs

General requirements

  • Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
  • 512MB of memory
  • DVD drive for installation
  • 9GB of available disk space
  • Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

Feature-specific requirements

Time Machine requires an additional hard drive (sold separately).

Photo Booth requires an iSight camera (built-in or external), USB video class (UVC) camera, or FireWire DV camcorder; and an Intel or PowerPC G5 processor. Backdrop effects require an Intel Core Duo or faster processor. Backdrop effects when using a DV camcorder require fixed focus, exposure, and white balance.

Boot Camp requires a Mac with an Intel processor and Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista (sold separately).

Screen sharing in iChat and in the Finder requires a 128-Kbps Internet connection (300-Kbps recommended).

Front Row requires a Mac with built-in IR and an Apple Remote.

DVD Player requires a 1.8GHz PowerPC G5 or faster processor for improved de-interlacing.

iChat requirements

  • Audio chats require a microphone and a 56-Kbps Internet connection.
  • Video chats require an iSight camera (built-in or external), USB video class (UVC) camera, or FireWire DV camcorder; and 128-Kbps upstream and downstream Internet connection.
  • Photo Booth and backdrop effects require an Intel Core Duo or faster processor.
  • Backdrop effects when using a DV camcorder require fixed focus, exposure, and white balance.
  • Some iChat features offer better performance and quality with higher system capabilities.
    More details

Developer tools require 1GB of memory and an additional 3GB of available disk space.

What’s in the Box

  • Installation DVD
  • Welcome to Mac OS X Leopard User's Guide

Applications

  • Address Book
  • Automator
  • Calculator
  • Chess
  • Dashboard
  • Dictionary
  • DVD Player
  • Exposé
  • Font Book
  • Front Row
  • iCal
  • iChat
  • Image Capture
  • iSync
  • iTunes
  • Mail
  • Photo Booth
  • Preview
  • QuickTime Player
  • Safari
  • Spaces
  • Stickies
  • System Preferences
  • TextEdit
  • Time Machine

Utilities

  • Activity Monitor
  • AirPort Utility
  • Audio MIDI Setup
  • Boot Camp Assistant
  • Bluetooth File Exchange
  • ColorSync Utility
  • Console
  • Digital Color Meter
  • Directory
  • Directory Utility
  • Disk Utility
  • Grab
  • Grapher
  • Keychain Access
  • Migration Assistant
  • Network Utility
  • ODBC Administrator
  • Podcast Capture
  • RAID Utility
  • Setup Assistant
  • System Profiler
  • Terminal
  • VoiceOver Utility
  • X11

Key Technologies

  • AppleScript
  • Aqua
  • Bonjour
  • CDSA security architecture
  • Cocoa, Carbon, and Java
  • ColorSync
  • Core Animation
  • Core Audio
  • Core Image
  • Core Video
  • H.264
  • Inkwell
  • OpenGL
  • PDF
  • Quartz Extreme
  • QuickTime 7
  • 64-bit computing
  • Sync
  • Unicode 4
  • Universal Access
  • UNIX
  • USB and FireWire peripheral support
  • Xgrid

Development

  • Xcode 3 IDE with Interface Builder 3
  • Instruments 
  • Dashcode 
  • AppleScript Studio
  • Automator 2
  • Shark
  • GCC compiler and toolset (original project by FSF.org)
  • DTrace (original project by Sun)
  • Complete Java JDK, including javac, javadoc, ANT, and Maven tools
  • Apache web server
  • AppleScript
  • Ruby and the Ruby on Rails frameworks
  • Python
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • SQLite

Languages

English | Japanese | French | German | Spanish | Italian | Dutch | Swedish | Danish | Norwegian | Finnish | Traditional Chinese | Simplified Chinese | Korean | Brazilian Portuguese | Portuguese (Portugal) | Russian | Polish

External links

Mac OS X 10.5 - Technical Specifications


Mac OS X Versions OSX Poster
Mac OS X Server: Mac OS X Server
Preview Release: Mac OS X DP | Mac OS X DP 2 | Mac OS X DP 3 | Mac OS X DP 4
Public Beta: Mac OS X Public Beta
Mac OS X 10.0 (Cheetah): 10.0.0 | 10.0.1 | 10.0.2 | 10.0.3 | 10.0.4
Mac OS X 10.1 (Puma): 10.1.0 | 10.1.1 | 10.1.2 | 10.1.3 | 10.1.4 | 10.1.5
Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar): 10.2.0 | 10.2.1 | 10.2.2 | 10.2.3 | 10.2.4 | 10.2.5 | 10.2.6 | 10.2.7 | 10.2.8 (6R73) | 10.2.8 (G5)
Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther): 10.3.0 | 10.3.1 | 10.3.2 | 10.3.3 | 10.3.4 | 10.3.5 | 10.3.6 | 10.3.7 | 10.3.8 | 10.3.9
Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger): 10.4.0 | 10.4.1 | 10.4.2 | 10.4.3 | 10.4.4 | 10.4.5 | 10.4.6 | 10.4.7 | 10.4.8 | 10.4.9 | 10.4.10 | 10.4.11
Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard): 10.5.0 | 10.5.1 | 10.5.2 | 10.5.3 | 10.5.4 | 10.5.5 | 10.5.6 | 10.5.7 | 10.5.8
Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard): 10.6.0 | 10.6.1 | 10.6.2 | 10.6.3 | 10.6.4 | 10.6.5 | 10.6.6 | 10.6.7 | 10.6.8
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion): 10.7.0 | 10.7.1 | 10.7.2 | 10.7.3 | 10.7.4 | 10.7.5
Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion): 10.8 | 10.8.1 | 10.8.2 | 10.8.3 | 10.8.4 | 10.8.5
OS X 10.9 (Mavericks): 10.9 | 10.9.1 | 10.9.2 | 10.9.3 | 10.9.4 | 10.9.5
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite): 10.10.0 | 10.10.1 | 10.10.2 | 10.10.3 | 10.10.4 | 10.10.5
OS X 10.11 (El Capitan): 10.11.0 | 10.11.1 | 10.11.2 | 10.11.3 | 10.11.4 | 10.11.5 | 10.11.6
macOS 10.12 (Sierra): 10.12.0 | 10.12.1 | 10.12.2 | 10.12.3 | 10.12.4

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