The ever expected launch of Apple’s OS X 10.5 (codenamed Leopard) was met with alot of enthusiasm. On top of that, there have been reports of the new OS flying around some torrent sites.
IMO, the popularity of a software, music or movie can be proportionately measured by how much it’s spread out among torrent sites. So, if the Apple OS runs in the P2P wild, it may be a sign that Leopard is starting to break into mainstream.
Another more interesting report is about the Leopard being hack to run on any Intel PC — all on the same day that it was released in the public. Apparently, the hack is even more simple than expected — just a blank DVD, a thumb-drive and some fast and easy tweaking.
If it’s that simple, then maybe we’ll more and more people trying OSX because they can easily install it on their own PC, without buying any Apple hardware. Moreso, that the download hack can be had for free.
At $129 a pop, Leopard seems to be competitively priced over Microsoft XP or Vista. Anybody owning a Macbook or MBP upgraded to Leopard yet?
Just a heads up tough. Switching from Windows to OS X doesn’t free you from the dreaded “Blue Screen of Death” (BSOD). Upgraders to Leopard are experiencing the same blue screen treatment as well.