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The scoop on the Leopard delays

Friday, October 26, 2007 by Dave Winer.

7PM: I got my disk.  Permalink to this paragraph

9:25PM: Updating in Leopard. The OPML Editor seems to work. Whew. Not sure what I would have done if it didn't. When it finally finished installing it started playing some really happy music and of course it sounded really good. Things definitely look nicer. Screen sharing is very nice, nicer than Chicken of the VNC which I had just started using. Obviously there's a lot of new stuff to learn. I'm backing up my laptop now so I can really dig into this tomorrow. I got started on my Mac Mini in the den, a relatively new system. If I had to wipe it, it wouldn't have been that big a deal. Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named jewWrestler.jpgFirst, the big news is that lines are forming at Apple stores. Send links to pictures. Oh the humanity. Permalink to this paragraph

Second, the reason those of us who ordered in advance are not getting our Leopards is that Fedex couldn't handle the load.  Permalink to this paragraph

Even so, when I called Fedex this morning they said I would have my package today, even though the website says otherwise. Their gears are stipped on a good day. Is Fedex the AT&T of package delivery? Will Apple end up leasing their own fleet of trucks to deliver the next version of Mac OS? I guess we still have to make it through this release.  Permalink to this paragraph

Will we be able to have a Flash Conference on Monday to discuss Leopard? Only time will tell.  Permalink to this paragraph

MacInTouch first look. (Clearly canned.) Permalink to this paragraph

Ryan Block has his first review up. Permalink to this paragraph

Chuck Shotton found a workaround for an issue that seems likely to bite many Leopard newbies.  Permalink to this paragraph

Raines Cohen was in Austin for the Leopard ship.  Permalink to this paragraph

You can see how Apple has not! prioritized getting Leopards into the hands of people who might help others get started. John Gruber of Daring Fireball is posting pithy observations on the size of human eyeballs, Brent Simmons is giving up for the day, no Leopard on his doorstep. Are there problems with Leopard? Chuck says so. Do we have any idea the scale of the problems? Nope. Permalink to this paragraph

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