October 10, 2007 - 8:29 am - Posted by iDunzo
After pushing back the release date six months, Apple has officially closed development of Leopard (OS X 10.5), according to AppleInsider, and is also putting the finishing touches on OS X 10.4.11 — what looks to be the final release of Tiger.
Manufactures are expected the receive the “Gold Master” version of the OS this week and Apple has also reportedly been seeding its support staff with initial training materials for the new OS in the form of “self-paced training modules.”
The materials cover some of the operating system’s most popular features and components, such as installation methods, Mail and BootCamp, according to AppleInsider sources.
As far as OS X 10.4.11, a MacNN report says the updates focus primarily on Dashboard, including a fix the the software’s underlying Webkit foundation and two existing issues with number-oriented widgets.
While Apple has yet to announce an official release date for Leopard, all signs have pointed to a public launch sometime during the last full business week of October, with some betting on October 26.