Leopard is Here

Apple’s newest version of their operating system was released yesterday: Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard”.  I haven’t installed it yet myself, but I’m definitely looking forward to some of the features.  Probably the one drawing the most notice is “Time Machine”, Apple’s new graphical automated-backup system.  I’ve been using SuperDuper! for my own backups for quite some time (and I’ll continue to do so for my “snapshot” bootable backups) and it’s worked great, but I’m looking forward to using Time Machine for less critical “as I go” type backups where I can use it to really easily grab a previous version of a file or something deleted.  For an easy to read review of Leopard, check out the review by Macworld that goes over most of the major changes as well as high (and low) points.

Speaking of backing up… John Gruber on Daring Fireball put up a quick backup and installation/upgrade guide for how to best install a new OS version.  While it’s obviously written with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (or other OS X versions) in mind, the basic guidelines would be equally applicable to pretty much any OS installation/upgrade on any platform.