How far will Mac OS X Go?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by guzhogi, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. guzhogi macrumors 68020


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    Just wondering what the highest point upgrade Mac OS X will go to. OS 7 & 8 went to .6 (eg 7.6 ang 8.6, respectively). Will this continue, or will we see Mac OS X 10.13? I know that's a far way into the future, but a guy can wonder.
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    check out the other millions of threads on this?
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    This has been discussed numerous times here, and it all comes down to the fact that nobody knows. It's tough to compare OS X to earlier versions, since a point release of OS X is more like a full release of a pre-OS X version.

    Steve has said that OS X is good for 10-20 years (he said it several years ago, so subtract a few from that number), so it's a matter of when they get tired of the OS X moniker or there's a significant leap forward in the design. When that will be, nobody really knows. I doubt the visionaries at Apple even have a firm idea.
  4. the kid 05 macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2006
    St. Charles Illinois (subdiv of Chi-town)
    it will change when windows makes a tight security coded good o/s
  5. nplima macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2006
    i'd sooner imagine MS buying Apple Computer and repackaging OS X as Vista III...
  6. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    it depends on how revolutionary the BSD/Unix system will go in the next several years. Of course, if apple want, they can do whatever name-gaming they want, but real breakthrough is still depends on BSD/Unix's development.
  7. Bibulous macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2005
    Hard to say of course, but new types of hardware and networks will have an impact on the need for traditional personal computer and its OS as well.
  8. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    God really. :(

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