How do you pronouce "OS X" correctly?

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  1. seany916 macrumors 6502

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    I apologize if this has been covered before, I was unable to locate anything in the search function.

    Oh Ekhs Tenh

    or

    Oh Ekhs Ess


    & please... WHY?????

    I've heard serious Mac geeks correct me when I referred to it as 10 "It's an X, not a 10."

    I've heard Jobs refer to it as 10. Coming after OS9 that does make sense...

    but it IS the letter X.

    Thank you for your responses.
     
  2. kretzy macrumors 604

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    The letter X is also the Roman Numeral for 10. I personally call it OS eX, but I suppose officially it is called OS Ten, seeing as that is what Steve calls it.

    Ultimately, who cares, because it really doesn't matter. Either way people will know what you're talking about.
     
  3. calculus Guest

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    I always thought it was ten ... in a roman stylee
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    They need to have their licenses revoked then. It's "10", as in the roman numeral. Just like Steve says.

    And here's a couple lengthy threads on what you're asking:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=144003&highlight=oh+ess+ex
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=83716&highlight=oh+ess+ex
     
  5. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    I think I heard a video tutorial (for Garageband, I think) on Apple's website call it "Oh s ten"
     
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  7. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Anyone who says "OS ecks" and calls himself a serious Mac geek is lying or dumb. *takes cover*

    There is really no room for discussion here, it is "OS ten" plain and simple.
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    As long as you don't follow it with "sucks compares to Windows", I don't think anyone round here cares. For the record though, I normally call it by it's cat name. Tiger or Jaguar just sound better, and OSX (Ten) sounds too similar to OS/2 for my liking :)

    Of course, you could always call is Oh Sex if you're feeling fruity :D
     
  9. superfunkomatic macrumors regular

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    it's "ten". it was preceded by operating systems 9,8,7, etc. for marketing the "x" looks better.
     
  10. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I usually call it O S eX, just cause I prefer it to OS 10. That's all. But yeah, as someone else stated above, I even more usually refer to it as Tiger or Panther or whatever.
    - Even Lisa?
    - Especially Lisa! BUt especially Bart!
     
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  14. Lau Guest

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    I say Oh Es Ex, just because it's easier to say. :)

    It had never occurred to me that there was a right and a wrong way. I obviously haven't watched enough Keynotes. Actually, I've never watched a Keynote. :eek:
     
  15. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    The people that care are the ones that pick people up on MAC v Mac.

    I am proudly one of these pedantic sorts.
     
  16. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    That's kind of sad :( youre missing out
     
  17. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    BURN THE WITCH....

    ;)
     
  18. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    Slightly more subtly put than me i fear
     
  19. vniow macrumors G4

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    On a two hour sales pitch? I don't think so...
     
  20. Lau Guest

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    :D

    I have kind of followed them on MR and seen what's announced, and I enjoy that, but they always stream really badly over the web, and I'm impatient. And then when I do manage to see bits, it's always ... just a bloke talking. And doesn't seem that interesting. :eek: Now you can burn the witch. :p
     
  21. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    I always say OS ex. I know the pedantics out there say OS 10 but numbers are soooo last millenium, don't you think? I see OS X as being completely different from OS 9 and its predecessors, to me its not the tenth version of the OS, its a different OS in its own right, of which Tiger is the tenth version.

    To me it'll always be OS (e)X although I'm willing to put up with people saying OS 10 for nostalgia's sake. :p /ducks
     
  22. Queso macrumors G4

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    I can just imagine you at the Sermon on the Mount. "What a load of old cobblers. Oh, not bread and fish again!! :mad: "

    ;)
     
  23. Lau Guest

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    :D That cracked me up.

    I'd be impressed at water into wine though, purely for practical purposes. ;)
     
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    "o" "s" "ten" people. :rolleyes:
     

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