In Pictures: Mac OS X's 9 lives

In 21 years, Apple's reinvented Mac OS has pushed computing in vibrant new directions. Now a new version is imminent

Mac OS X Leopard (10.5)

Reign: October 2007-August 2009

Key new capabilities: Time Machine backup utility, full support for 64-bit processing, Quick Look preview facility, Back to My Mac remote access service, Stacks navigation of documents in the Dock, Boot Camp utility to run Windows in a separate boot partition, introduction of the Sidebar and CoverFlow view in Finder windows, syncing of invitations between Mail and iCal, RSS support added to Mail, secure guest account, application-layer firewall, kernel-level sandboxing, Core Animation API, discontination of PowerPC hardware support and Mac OS Classic environment

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