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Mac OS X 10.5 - Technical Specifications

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

 

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Last Modified: Jul 1, 2012

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