Preview of Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) Thanks to the USPTO

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Date: Friday, March 10th, 2006, 11:01
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Apple can be cagey but they can’t hide, thanks to the wonders of the badly in need of reform U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Hrmph.com has posted some interesting details (more deets) from some patents that Apple filed for Spotlight. They expose aspects of the Finder previously unseen.

Apple is expected to release the next version of OS X – 10.5 “Leopard” by the end of 2006 or early 2007. Little information has leaked about Leopard but rumours suggest that the Finder of OS X 10.5 (code named ‘Chardonnay’) is going to depend heavily on Spotlight (Apple’s metadata and search tool).
Improvements to the Finder include:
- New Spotlight User Interface
- Hierarchical Nested “Smart Folders”
- (More) Human Readable Search Queries
- Better metadata creation- OCR, voice recognition

Expect a preview of the new OS at WWDC 2006 which runs from August 7-11 in San Francisco.


Apple can be cagey but they can’t hide, thanks to the wonders of the badly in need of reform U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Hrmph.com has posted some interesting details (more deets) from some patents that Apple filed for Spotlight. They expose aspects of the Finder previously unseen.

Apple is expected to release the next version of OS X – 10.5 “Leopard” by the end of 2006 or early 2007. Little information has leaked about Leopard but rumours suggest that the Finder of OS X 10.5 (code named ‘Chardonnay’) is going to depend heavily on Spotlight (Apple’s metadata and search tool).
Improvements to the Finder include:
- New Spotlight User Interface
- Hierarchical Nested “Smart Folders”
- (More) Human Readable Search Queries
- Better metadata creation- OCR, voice recognition

Expect a preview of the new OS at WWDC 2006 which runs from August 7-11 in San Francisco.

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