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The Mac rumor community has been abuzz with talk about a potential upcoming feature of Panther—Mac OS X 10.3—that Apple patented long ago: Piles. Someone’s created a Flash animation to illustrate the idea. Tog even commented on it, which is natural since, as the head of Apple’s HCI group during its creation, he was probably intimately familiar with the idea. MacDailyNews provides good coverage as well.

[UPDATE 4/21] eWeek has an article today about some other new features of the upcoming release, though it’s quite vague and certainly not comprehensive—not by a longshot!]