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"Sorbet Leopard" is the nickname of Mac OS X 10.5.9, an unofficial build of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) that was first released on October 31, 2021 to provide continued support solely for PowerPC Macs. It combines elements of Mac OS X 10.5.8, the PowerPC beta of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and PowerPC binaries extracted from Universal portions of Mac OS X 10.6.8, while removing unneeded Intel binaries to streamline the system for improved PowerPC performance.[1]

Features[]

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Mac OS X Sorbet Leopard - Installation & Demo

  • Faster startup times, application launch times, and network performance
  • Smoother and more fluid UI animations
  • Full compatibility with the Apple Aluminum Keyboard and Magic Mouse (with Momentum Scrolling)
  • Desktop pictures, user pictures, screen savers, fonts, and Apple dictionaries inline with Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), alongside apps such as Dashboard 1.7, Exposé 1.1, Front Row 1.1, Spaces 1.1, Time Machine 1.1, Java Preferences 13.9.8, and System Profiler 10.6.0
  • Comprehensive system themes inline with Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra), and iOS 7, featuring authentic desktop pictures, user pictures, and screen savers unique to each theme
  • Updated security certificates inline with macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra)
  • Updated applications including WebKit 604.5.6, Mail with WebKit integration, QuickTime 7.7 Pro, Bash 4.3.30, and ntpd 4.2.8
  • Deeply integrated optimizations such as a reduced OS size, reduced CPU and RAM usage, PowerPC-only code everywhere, and system-wide ad blocking

Requirements[]

Mac OS X 10.5
  • PowerPC G4 or G5 processor.
  • At least 512 MB RAM.
  • 20 GB or larger Apple Partition Map-formatted partition.
  • Core Image-supported video card is strongly recommended.
  • USB 2.0 interface is strongly recommended.
  • Flash-based storage is suggested.[2]

Update history[]

  • Sorbet Leopard v2 (Build 1.3) was released on November 1, 2021.[3]
  • Sorbet Leopard Revision 1.4 was released on on November 11, 2021. It integrated PowerPC-compatible updates from Mac OS X 10.6.8 and addressed various issues.[4]
  • Sorbet Leopard Revision 1.5 was released on May 2, 2022 with its own "Sorbet Leopard App Store". Among the available apps is "Monolingual", a tool to help reduce the drive footprint of Sorbet Leopard by removing localization files for unneeded languages.[5] Some users later found that libsqlite3.0.dylib would cause some stability and performance issues in some configurations; this can be replaced with libsqlite3.dylib from WebKit for OS X Leopard.[6] As these are not official updates, a fresh install is required each time. Migration Assistant can be used, though Carbon Copy Cloner is recommended for the process after backing up personal files.[7]

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