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Puevlo
Jul 27, 2012, 06:59 AM
Mac OS X 10.4.11 > 11 Major Patches
Mac OS X 10.6.8 > 8 Major Patches
Mac OS X 10.7.4 > 4 Major Patches

Mac OS X 10.8 > ? Major Patches

The trend is less patches and less support per each release. Will Apple even release a single patch for Mountain Lion before the next great big thing comes along? Doubtful.



miles01110
Jul 27, 2012, 07:03 AM
Conveniently you left out OS X 10.5 (8 x.x.# updates). You also discount the amount of time between each major release. Since 10.7 - 10.8 was only one year, it's obvious that there will be fewer updates.

Edit: On an average time-per-update, the Lion update schedule was hardly out of the ordinary.

10.4 - 10.5 = ~30 months, 2.7 months/update
10.5 - 10.6 = ~23 months, 2.9 months/update
10.6 - 10.7 = ~22 months, 2.75 months/update
10.7 - 10.8 = ~12 months, 3 months/update

hafr
Jul 27, 2012, 07:07 AM
Mac OS X 10.4.11 > 11 Major Patches
Mac OS X 10.6.8 > 8 Major Patches
Mac OS X 10.7.4 > 4 Major Patches

Mac OS X 10.8 > ? Major Patches

The trend is less patches and less support per each release. Will Apple even release a single patch for Mountain Lion before the next great big thing comes along? Doubtful.

A lot of major updates doesn't have to be a good thing, you know? A part from new versions being released in shorter intervals, it could be that they make fewer mistakes now than before.

steve-p
Jul 27, 2012, 07:09 AM
Longer than I will bother spending replying to a persistent troll.