Leopard has leaked. The Golden Master build of Mac OS X 10.5, better known as Leopard, can now be found online. It’s currently all over Usenet and at least one of the bigger BitTorrent trackers, with the accompanying NFO file reading “You know what this is….” Early reports are that it works perfectly.
Apple did a fine job protecting this release. I remember back during the Tiger and Panther and Jaguar days the GM builds leaked several days before the release date. This time Apple cut the lead time to two days. At this point you might as well save yourself from being sued into oblivion and buy it Friday, if you plan on buying it at all. I’m thinking I’ll hold off until 10.5.1.