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  • The leopard and the honey trap: How predator didn't find this honey badger the sweet treat it was

    09/24/2014 6:32:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2014 | Sam Webb
    An unlucky leopard got more than it bargained for after trying to catch and eat a honey badger. These pictures show the leopard lamenting its overconfidence when the smaller beast lived up to Mark Twain's old adage: 'It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.' After spotting the badger from a distance, the leopard managed to rush down inside its burrow and drag it outside for what it thought was going to be an easy meal. But despite catching its prey by the neck, the tough mammal managed to...
  • Indian Woman Kills Leopard That Attacked Her

    08/28/2014 12:31:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 August 2014 | Shiv Prassad Joshi
    An Indian woman armed only with farm tools is stable in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her. Kamla Devi, 56, sustained multiple bites, cuts and fractures during the half-hour battle. She had been fetching water in northern Uttarakhand state when the leopard pounced on her from nearby bushes - she fought back with a sickle and spade. "I thought I was dead but I did not lose patience and courage," she told reporters after her lucky escape.
  • The Incredible Story Behind the First Ever Photos of a Snow Leopard Making a Kill

    02/25/2014 6:22:03 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | February 24,2014 | DL CADE
    When it comes to wildlife photography, the Snow Leopard is almost unicorn-like. No, it’s not mythical, but it’s almost as hard to capture one of these infamous “gray ghosts of the Himalayas” on camera as it is to track down a creature that doesn’t actually exist.
  • Snow Leopards Photographed for the 1st Time in Uzbekistan

    01/17/2014 10:56:23 AM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan. 15, 2014 | Megan Gannon
    A camera trap snapped the first-ever pictures of the elusive snow leopard in Uzbekistan. Even better, it caught not one, but two of the endangered cats on camera. The new images of the cats released by conservation groups Panthera and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) confirm that there are at least two individual snow leopards in the Gissar Nature Reserve, a protected part of the Pamir Mountains that can be visited only for scientific research. Uzbekistan, which is about the size of California, is one of 12 countries in Asia where snow leopards still roam through rugged mountainous terrain. It's estimated...
  • 5,000-Year-Old Leopard Trap Discovered in Israel

    09/28/2013 11:29:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    LiveScience ^ | September 24, 2013 | Tia Ghose
    Many researchers had assumed the traps were fairly modern, but Porat's colleagues were curious about their provenance and asked her to analyze the traps. Porat used a technique called optical dating to measure the amount of radiation that had been absorbed from the environment in two of the leopard traps. By comparing that with background levels of radiation in the area, which have changed very little over the millennia, the team could determine when the traps were created. One of the traps was about 5,000 years old, while the other was 1,600 years old. That suggests this same technology was...
  • Flea Treatment at Big Cat Rescue! (Video)

    05/22/2013 5:02:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 5-21-2013 | Big Cat Rescue
    Tigers, Lions, Leopards, all cat species can catch fleas, so at Big Cat Rescue we have to treat all of our 100+ residents with flea prevention just like your domestic cat at home every single month! It's expensive and hard work to keep the cats flea free and happy at the sanctuary! Watch our volunteer vet Dr. Liz Wynn cover the 55 acres and treat all of our cats.
  • Indian leopard attack shows anti-human nature of ‘gun control’

    01/11/2012 3:44:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 10 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    “A leopard mauled at least three people in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati on Saturday after the ferocious feline ran into a house and attacked the residents,” The New York Daily News reports. The BBC tells us one of those persons has died. We learn that “wildlife personnel” with a tranquilizer gun took care of the big cat—after the attacks. We also learn that this is not the first time in recent years such attacks have occurred, and that they are on the increase. So why did Indian citizens have to wait for the authorities to show up after...
  • In India, Leopards vs. Humans Attacks, Death Toll Rising

    01/09/2012 1:15:41 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan. 9th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    India shares its country with leopards, which is both a blessing and a curse. Another leopard-on-human attack has taken place, and left one man dead, and four injured, including a man that was scalped by the cat. The leopard strolled into Gauhati located in southeast India and started his rampage of killing. The Belfast Telegraph has a picture of the cat attacking a man.
  • VIDEO: Tiny Leopard Cubs Saved From Cambodian Flood Waters

    11/05/2011 12:03:55 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    ICanHazCheezburger.com ^ | November 4th, 2011
    Just what it says in the title. Video at source. WARNING: So sweet it will give you Teh Diabeetus.
  • Leopard injures 11 people in India before dying (AP pics)

    07/20/2011 2:33:46 PM PDT · by decimon · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 20, 2011 | Unknown
    A leopard that mauled 11 people in a fierce showdown with Indian villagers has died of knife wounds after being captured.
  • Germany to sell tanks to Saudi Arabia: report

    07/02/2011 12:48:03 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    <p>Germany has allowed the sale of 200 Leopard tanks to Saudi Arabia after decades of blocking heavy weapons sales to the kingdom, the Der Spiegel said Saturday.</p> <p>The federal security council approved the sale last week, the weekly news magazine said without citing sources.</p>
  • Leopard Attacks Child At Sedgwick County Zoo

    05/06/2011 12:38:39 PM PDT · by eccentric · 79 replies
    KAKE News, Wichita, KS ^ | May 6, 2011 | KAKE News
    A 7-year-old boy is hospitalized after being attacked by a leopard at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Dispatchers said the call came in just before 1:30. Zoo officials said the boy climbed a guardrail to get closer to the leopard cage. The leopard was able to reach the child with both of its paws, injuring the boy on his neck. The boy suffered wounds on his neck and face. The zoo official said people riding the zoo tram saw the attack, jumped off and scared the leopard away. Via Christi on St. Francis reports that the child is now in fair...
  • Kashmiri Villager Fights Leopard For 20 Minutes, Saves Self

    01/17/2011 10:47:00 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 9 replies
    Kashmir News ^ | January 17, 2011
    Srinagar, Jan 17, KONS: A Kulgam villager battled a leopard bare-handed for twenty minutes in a desperate but brave fight for life, and was left with deep wounds in his face and chest in the ordeal. The leopard from nearby forests had pounced on 47-year-old Israeel Gorsi in the Batpora area, some 20 km from Kulgam town, when he was working in his compound, with the clear intention to kill, reports said. But Gorsi fought off the attack unaided for nearly half-an-hour, and his screams brought villagers to the scene, on seeing whom the beast tried to drag its bleeding...
  • Spain and Saudi Arabia negotiate 3 billion euro arms deal

    10/29/2010 4:36:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2+ views
    Spain and Saudi Arabia negotiate 3 billion euro arms deal Interest in the tanks date back to a visit by King Juan Carlos to Jeddah in 2008, since when there have been regular contacts between the Spanish manufacturers and the Saudi Defence ministry. Spain and Saudi Arabia negotiate 3 billion euro arms deal Spain is negotiating with Saudi Arabia what could become its biggest ever arms deal, the daily El Pais said Monday Spain is trying to conclude a 3 billion euro ($4.17 billion) arms deal with Saudi Arabia for American defense group General Dynamics Corp's Spanish affiliate, El Pais...
  • Spot the difference: The leopard and the golden retriever who are the best of friends

    05/06/2010 8:30:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies · 1,184+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | May 6, 2010 | Staff
    It's a role reversal not commonly seen, but then the cat chasing this dog is a little larger than most. Salati, a ten-month-old leopard, and her best friend, golden retriever Tommy, like nothing more than to run amok before settling down for a friendly cuddle. The odd couple were reared together at Glen Afric Country Lodge near Pretoria in South Africa.
  • Man with leopard print stuffed toy causes scare at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport

    02/10/2010 9:36:13 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies · 808+ views
    KARE11.com ^ | 2/10/10 | KARE 11 Staff Writer
    A man carrying a leopard print stuffed animal put security officials at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on alert Tuesday night. Airport officials said the man walked into Delta Airlines' Building C at around 9:00 p.m. and was confronted by an employee who asked to see his identification badge. The man apparently responded by showing the employee the stuffed animal and saying, "This is all you need to see," according to airport officials. The man then fled. Airport police notified the Transportation Security Administration and worked with Delta security officials to look for the man in and around the building,...
  • Stealing a Leopard's lunch....

    12/07/2009 1:54:15 PM PST · by Doogle · 28 replies · 1,201+ views
    Mailone ^ | 10th June 2009 | By Beth Hale
    Seemingly unaware of the beast towering over it, the tiny rodent grabbed at scraps of meat thrown into the African Leopard's enclosure. But instead of pouncing on the tiny intruder, the 12-year-old leopard Sheena kept her distance. After a few minutes she tried to nudge the mouse away with her nose, but the determined little guy kept chewing away until he was full.
  • Psystar starts selling Mac clones with Snow Leopard

    09/02/2009 1:56:42 PM PDT · by 6SJ7 · 20 replies · 1,111+ views
    Computerworld ^ | 09/02/2009 | Gregg Keizer
    Charges $70 for new OS, warns existing customers not to upgrade older clones Computerworld - Mac clone maker Psystar isn't waiting for a federal judge to give it the green light to sell systems with Apple's new Snow Leopard operating system, according to the company's Web site. "We support Snow Leopard on all new Psystar machines and we're already taking orders for computers with the latest OS from Apple [that] will begin to ship next week," said Psystar in an anonymous posting on its company blog Monday. Psystar's order page lists Snow Leopard as a $69.99 optional upgrade from the...
  • Brazil purchases 250 German Leopard tanks to guard its borders

    08/04/2009 6:31:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 44 replies · 4,619+ views
    MercoPress ^ | August 4th 2009
    Brazil purchases 250 German Leopard tanks to guard its borders The Brazilian army purchased 250 German leopard 1 A5 tanks which will be displayed mainly along the country’s 16.000 kilometres of land and fluvial borders thus reinforcing its dissuasive capacity in the event of foreign attacks. The program is also part of the National Defence Strategy, NDS, approved last December by President Lula da Silva. The 42 tons tanks with a cannon capable of firing at a distance of four kilometres and with a unit cost of half a million US dollars, should begin arriving in Brazil in three months...
  • You dirty rat: Daring rodent shows puzzled leopard exactly who's boss by stealing its lunch (cute!)

    06/04/2009 6:38:52 AM PDT · by rawhide · 53 replies · 2,868+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 04th June 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    This mouse diced with death when it tucked into the lunch of a hungry leopard. Seemingly unaware of the beast towering over it, the mischievous rodent grabbed at scraps of meat thrown into the African Leopard's enclosure. But instead of pouncing on the the tiny intruder the 12-year-old leopard, called Sheena, appeared to be afraid of the daring mouse and kept her distance. At one stage she tried to nudge the mouse away with her nose, but the determined little chap carried on chewing away until he was full. The extraordinary scene was captured by photography student Casey Gutteridge at...
  • Leopard 2 tanks a boon for Canadian troops

    12/27/2008 1:20:17 PM PST · by Clive · 29 replies · 7,914+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2008-12-25 | Bill Graveland
    BAZAR-E PANJWAII, Afghanistan - After more than a year of rumbling across the bomb-scarred roads and dusty plains of southern Afghanistan, positive reviews are coming in on the 62-tonne Leopard 2 tanks used by the Canadian Forces. The Canadian army borrowed 20 Leopard A6Ms from the Germans in the summer of 2007 to quickly replace its own nearly 30-year-old Leopard tanks which were not suited for use in Afghanistan. ... The military has since completed a deal to buy an additional 100 surplus tanks from the Dutch, and will return the loaners once the newer tanks are delivered. The Leopard...
  • Leopard Takes World Cup Spotlight (Mascot For 2010 World Cup South Africa)

    09/22/2008 7:43:49 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 283+ views
    9/22/.2008 | BBC News
    A cuddly leopard with a green afro has been unveiled as the mascot of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Zakumi World Cup 2010 Mascot The character, called Zakumi, has been given his own biography and name to reflect the country's aims and hopes. Organisers said the character was 'born' on 16 June, 1994 - the year in which apartheid ended. The date is celebrated as Youth Day to mark the 1976 Soweto uprising when young protesters struck a blow against white rule. At the mascot's introduction at a state TV studio, a performer in a Zakumi costume kicked...
  • Only on a Caturday would this happen [Video - cute!]

    06/01/2008 1:58:40 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 17 replies · 136+ views
    BBC via CuteOverload.com ^ | May 31, 2008 | Meg Frost
    Apparently, a 20-day-old behbeh Leopard kitten walked into a woman's house in India. He was all: "Got Meelks?" [Video at source.]
  • Rare female Amur leopard cub at Marwell Zoological park (w/great pics)

    02/28/2008 6:21:35 PM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 23 replies · 3,317+ views
    A rare female Amur leopard cub, born 18 November 2007, taking her first steps outside her den at Marwell Zoological park in Hampshire, Britain, 28 February 2008. She was bred as part of a European conservation breeding program, to mother leopard 'Ascha'. The cub is yet to be named. EPA/JONATHAN BRADY
  • Windows Vista, One Bad Year Later

    01/12/2008 4:06:08 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 196 replies · 350+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 01/11/08
    Windows Vista, One Bad Year Later A year since the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft is cringing at the poor sales of the new operating system. It was initially touted as a landmark new development to reinvigorate the IT industry, prompting expectations of wide-ranging “Vista effects.” Instead, Apple’s new operating system, which now also works on PCs, is stealing the thunder. Microsoft has hurriedly responded by developing a new version of the old XP. ◆ Windows Vista flops According to market researcher Net Applications, Apple is enjoying the largest-ever share in the global operating system market with Leopard, the...
  • Former GOP Chairman: NH Republicans, don't be fooled by Mitt Romney

    12/26/2007 9:51:16 PM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 59 replies · 201+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | 12/26/2007 | JIM RUBENS
    WARNINGS ARE written like a billboard all over Mitt Romney. He has used his fortune to buy the most transparently shameless act of political plastic surgery I've ever seen. His blatant flip flops on a laundry list of key issues are pure calculation to win conservative votes. His loose regard for truth puts him in league with Bill and Hillary Clinton. To measure Mitt Romney's allegiance to our party, look no further than the words of top Massachusetts Republicans who have seen him in operation over four years. Former Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci, former state treasurer Joe Malone, former state...
  • Mac OS X Leopard still not ready for prime time

    12/23/2007 10:34:00 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies · 89+ views
    ZDNet ^ | December 22nd, 2007 | by Robin Harris
    If you haven’t upgraded yet - don’t!I bought my first Apple computer in 1978 - the original Apple ][ - and the obvious quality of the products has kept me coming back for more. Good thing the Leopard upgrade wasn’t my first experience of Apple quality. 10.5.1 isn’t it, either.I had great hopes that the first dot release of 10.5 would fix most of the problems. Sadly, that is not the case. Most Leopard installs are trouble-free. But if you rely on your Mac to make a living, you have to ask yourself if it is worth the risk to...
  • Silly Question WinXP/Leopard Dual Boot?

    12/07/2007 7:10:31 PM PST · by Brainhose · 5 replies · 396+ views
    Lake Titicaca | Today | Brainhose
    This may be a crazy question but is it possible to dual boot windows XP and Mac Leopard OS?I have an empty partition on my AMD PC which I built and would like to try Leopard if this is possible.
  • OSX.5.1 Leopard update Released

    11/15/2007 11:02:10 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 13 replies · 41+ views
    Apple Inc | 11/15/2007
    The 10.5.1 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306907. For detailed information on security updates, please visit this website: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61798.
  • Apple's OSX Upgrade Troubles Worsen

    11/05/2007 12:33:38 PM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 222 replies · 113+ views
    Tom's Guide ^ | 11/2/2007 | Tony Celeste
    Everything's fine over at Apple, with absolutely no one complaining about the company's decision to exclude new Mac purchasers from a low cost upgrade to Mac OSX Leopard. At least, that's the impression you'd get if you were to read about subject on the Apple Leopard pre-release discussion board, where buyer complaints about the upgrade policy were immediately deleted by Apple staff. You may recall that customers who bought new Macs in August, when they were initially released, or just thereafter in September, were denied upgrade pricing, and had to pay full price for Leopard. However, customers that waited to...
  • A 4ft leopard for your living room (if you've got £12,000 in the kitty)

    10/30/2007 12:37:51 AM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 4,670+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 29, 2007 | BETH HALE
    A 4ft leopard for your living room (if you've got £12,000 in the kitty)By BETH HALE - More by this author » Last updated at 21:02pm on 29th October 2007  It is a sight to strike terror into the bravest of mice ... not to mention most breeds of dog. The Ashera is billed as the world's "largest, rarest and most exotic" domestic cat. The large pointed ears and eye-catching coat come from two wild bloodlines, the African serval and Asian leopard cat, crossed with an undisclosed domestic breed.  Scroll down for more... 4ft feline: The Ashera stands 4ft...
  • Leopard release makes crowds roar across the country (Mac OS X 10.5 released today)

    10/26/2007 9:17:59 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 90+ views
    MacWorld.com (excerpt) ^ | 26 October 2007 | IDG News Service
    Excerpt - Big crowds turned out at Apple Stores from coast to coast Friday to mark the release of Mac OS X 10.5, the OS X update known as Leopard. In New York’s SoHo neighborhood, even pouring rain and gusty winds didn’t deter early adopters from queuing up. The sidewalk in front of the store and around the corner was a sea of colored umbrellas as about 200 people lined up to be among the first to purchase Leopard in North America. Those who hadn’t prepared for the weather hunched under pieces of cardboard or just got wet, as people...
  • Updated Leopard requirements to exclude 800MHz systems(apple makes bloatware too)

    09/24/2007 7:09:10 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 48 replies · 80+ views
    Apple Insider ^ | September 24th | Prince Mclean
    Just weeks ahead of its public launch, Apple Inc. has updated the minimum system requirements for its next-generation Leopard operating system to exclude 800MHz PowerPC-based Macs, AppleInsider has learned. The Cupertino-based company has yet to officially announce the hardware requirements to run Leopard, due out in October, but had long stated in developer documentation that the software would require "an Intel processor or a PowerPC G4 (800MHz or faster) or G5 processor."
  • Leopard preview: What's new in OS X 10.5

    06/20/2007 12:02:57 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies · 376+ views
    Macworld ^ | 06/19/2007 | By Macworld Staff
    What you need to know about the changes to Apple's next OSMore details have emerged about Mac OS X 10.5, the next major update to the Mac operating system that Apple has dubbed “Leopard.” While Leopard won’t be let out of its cage until October, two Steve Jobs keynote addresses and Apple's Leopard web site have given us some idea of how this latest cat will behave. In the following pages, we’ll describe what's publicly known about Leopard’s new features—and the lingering questions that we’re still trying to answer. We’ll also take a look at the OS X 10.5 features...
  • Man Clad in Underwear Wrestles Wild Leopard

    05/29/2007 6:48:54 AM PDT · by libstripper · 20 replies · 965+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2007 | ARON HELLER
    JERUSALEM (May 29) - A man clad only in underwear and a T-shirt wrestled a wild leopard to the floor and pinned it for 20 minutes after the cat leapt through a window of his home and hopped into bed with his sleeping family. "This kind of thing doesn't happen every day," said 49-year-old Arthur Du Mosch, a nature guide. "I don't know why I did it. I wasn't thinking, I just acted."
  • Man Clad In Underwear Pins Leopard (In His Own Bed!)

    05/28/2007 5:30:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 828+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 28 04:21 PM US/Eastern | ARON HELLER
    Man Clad in Underwear Pins Leopard May 28 04:21 PM US/Eastern By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) - A man clad only in underwear and a T-shirt wrestled a wild leopard to the floor and pinned it for 20 minutes after the cat leapt through a window of his home and hopped into bed with his sleeping family. "This kind of thing doesn't happen every day," said 49-year-old Arthur Du Mosch, a nature guide. "I don't know why I did it. I wasn't thinking, I just acted." Raviv Shapira, who heads the southern district of the Israel Nature...
  • Man catches leopard in bedroom with bare hands

    05/28/2007 10:55:48 AM PDT · by mary_misfit · 106 replies · 2,885+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 5/28/2007 | Anat Bereshovsky
    A Negev resident woke up early Monday morning to find a leopard in his bedroom. The wild animal had been chasing Arthur Damush's beloved cat around the house, and when the two animals entered his bedroom, Damush did not hesitate, and knew exactly what he had to do. The Midreshest Ben-Gurion resident instinctively jumped out of his bed and caught the wild creature with his bare hands. In the past two weeks residents of the area noticed that cats were slowly disappearing, and occasionally spotted the leopard sneaking between houses. This time, however, the leopard decided to pay the Damush...
  • Apple delays Leopard until October because of iPhone

    04/12/2007 2:38:12 PM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 40 replies · 505+ views
    Macworld ^ | 04/12/2007 | Peter Cohen
    Apple on Thursday released a statement noting that Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard” won’t be released until October. The cause of the delay? The iPhone. “iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned. We can’t wait until customers get their hands (and fingers) on it and experience what a revolutionary and magical product it is,” reads a statement published by the company. Getting the iPhone ready for its June launch has had an unintended consequence, however: QA and “some key software engineering” resources allocated to Mac OS...
  • Mac OS X 10.5 delayed to ensure Vista compatibility?

    03/25/2007 1:28:32 AM PDT · by jdm · 38 replies · 528+ views
    itWire ^ | March 25, 2007
    Has Apple delayed Mac OS X 10.5 - aka Leopard - to October? That's certainly what some unnamed industry sources have claimed, suggesting the delay has been made to allow the company's coders to get the OS' Boot Camp utility compatible with Windows Vista.
  • Clouded leopard declared new species

    03/23/2007 6:53:34 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 24 replies · 491+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 15
    Thu Mar 15, 3:30 PM ET JAKARTA (AFP) - A clouded leopard found in the rainforests of Indonesia's islands of Borneo and Sumatra is a new species of big cat, conservation group WWF said Thursday. The cat, covered in small cloud markings containing many spots, was thought to be the same species as a mainland Southeast Asian leopard, but tests have shown otherwise. "Genetic research results clearly indicate that the clouded leopards of Borneo should be considered a separate species," Stephen O'Brien, from the US National Cancer Institute, was quoted as saying in a WWF statement. The difference between the...
  • Apple Special Event on February 20

    01/23/2007 9:36:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 17 replies · 418+ views
    Apple Recon ^ | 1/23/2007
    We have just gotten an anonymous tip from a source that indicates that Apple is planning a special event on February 20 to introduce Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), iLife ‘07 and iWork ‘07 as well as updated Mac Pros. Mac Pros will be available immediately with a free upgrade to 10.5 when it ships, and the ship date for 10.5 will be confirmed for 3/24/07 as we have been predicting for quite some time now. There is some speculation that we may see a week earlier or later for this event, depending on the status of Leopard, but this...
  • Apple shows Leopard's spots

    08/07/2006 12:30:07 PM PDT · by Panerai · 19 replies · 527+ views
    Cnet ^ | 08/07/2006 | Ina Fried
    SAN FRANCISCO--Apple Computer on Monday introduced the Mac Pro, the company's first Intel-based professional desktop, and also gave developers a preview of Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X. CEO Steve Jobs showed off the shiny metal desktop, which will start shipping immediately, as he kicked off the Worldwide Developer Conference here. The Mac Pro offers a similar casing to the Power Mac G5 that preceded it, but replaces the older PowerPC processors with two dual-core Intel Xeon chips as well as space for two optical disc drives and up to four hard drives. The standard $2,499 configuration includes...
  • 'Leopard' puts prey on the spot - APPLE TAUNTS MICROSOFT WITH FASTER OS LAUNCHES

    07/05/2006 7:53:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies · 418+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7/5/2006 | By John Boudreau
    In 2004, when Apple Computer showed off its latest ``cat,'' Tiger, it couldn't help but taunt Microsoft. The Redmond, Wash., software giant was working on its long-awaited next-generation Windows operating system, Vista, known then as ``Longhorn.'' During Apple's annual developer's conference in San Francisco, when its Tiger operating system was unveiled, the company jabbed at its mighty competitor with posters that read: ``Redmond, start your photocopiers,'' ``Introducing Longhorn'' and ``Redmond, we have a problem.'' In roughly the same time frame that Microsoft has labored over Vista -- its predecessor, Windows XP, was launched in 2001 -- Apple is on the...
  • Apple Confirms Plans To Demo 'Leopard' OS At WWDC

    06/26/2006 5:28:47 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies · 402+ views
    Information Week ^ | 6/26/2006 | By Gregg Keizer
    A team of Apple executives will demo the Mac OS X 10.5--which will support both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs--at a keynote on opening day. Apple Computer Inc. on Monday made it official: It will preview the next Mac OS X operating system, code named "Leopard," at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in August. Although long-expected by Apple followers and promised by chief executive Steve Jobs in 2005, the announcement was the first formal acknowledgement by the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer and consumer electronics maker that it would actually have something to show at WWDC. A team made up of Jobs;...
  • A fresh look at the "WWDC Preview" of Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' and beyond....

    05/31/2006 12:32:56 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies · 512+ views
    Mac Rumors ^ | 5/30/2006
    In recent weeks, the core feature set and low-level changes to the Mac OS X codebase have been firmed up in preparation for focused efforts to produce a "WWDC Preview" release in early August to be shared with developers in attendance of Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (Aug. 7-11). This Preview Release will not include all of the high-level features and extra software that will be present in the final release due out next summer; nor will it be anywhere near production quality in terms of hardware support or crash-free reliability. But it will, without a doubt, be the most...
  • Native Speaker (Apple to clone Windows XP in next Mac OS X?)

    04/21/2006 2:25:54 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 281+ views
    i, cringely ^ | April 20, 2006 | Robert X. Cringely
    Excerpt - ~ snip ~ But what I believe Apple will push as its core strategy is what's behind Door Number Three -- something completely different for those who may not want to run Windows Vista, but want to run Windows XP, instead. XP is strangely compelling on Apple hardware, primarily because most users will already have XP licenses they can transfer and applications they not only own but are familiar with as well. Many people might argue, too, that OS X 10.4 (or 10.5) has many features slated to be coming in Vista, so running XP atop 10.4 could...
  • Where Vista Fails

    04/20/2006 10:25:57 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 28 replies · 569+ views
    WinSuperSite ^ | April 19, 2006 | Paul "the MS koolaid drinker" Thurrott
    I'll leave a fuller examination of Vista's broken promises for a later date. For now, let's look at the most current builds we do have--build 5308 and 5342--and see where Vista just completely blows it. As with the broken promises, Vista's failures are legion, but I'll just focus on a few examples here and leave the full list for a later time.
  • Leopard to Include Virtualization Software?

    03/24/2006 7:45:53 AM PST · by Panerai · 11 replies · 370+ views
    Macrumors.com ^ | 03/24/2006
    MacOSXRumors claims that according to "reliable sources", Apple is developing virtualization software to be incorporated into the next version of Mac OS X - Leopard. According to the rumor site, the upcoming software is code named "Chameleon" and is being developed alongside both Intel and Microsoft. Virtualization software would potentially allow users to run alternative operating systems alongside Mac OS X. There has been previous discussion about Virtualization Technology support in Intel's processors. Microsoft has been reported as being committed to porting Virtual PC to the Intel Macs, but early claims indicated that Apple had "yet to provide developers with...
  • Ten Things I Hate About Mac OS X

    01/09/2006 7:47:59 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 449+ views
    Informit ^ | 6 jan 2006 | Owen Linzmayer
    Familiarity breeds contempt, right? So it stands to reason that anyone who uses a product extensively can find fault with it. I’m no exception—my work requires me to use Mac OS X every day, all day long, and although I am generally thrilled with its capabilities and reliability, some things about it really drive me up the wall. Take a gander at my list of pet peeves; then share your own by posting to the Macintosh Weblog.
  • Killer leopard shot in Pakistan

    07/17/2005 12:30:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 444+ views
    Police in north Pakistan have shot dead a rare snow leopard, blamed for killing six women in the past two weeks. The ageing animal was caught in a trap, with a goat as bait, but was shot when it tried to escape, police in the town of Abbotabad told the BBC. Fear had spread through the area after the attacks. The last was on Friday. Abbotabad police chief Feroz Shah said he was sure it was the leopard that had killed the women, all of whom had been gathering firewood in forests. "It's a huge animal and it came back...