Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nightdweller25, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. nightdweller25 macrumors 6502

    Mar 2, 2005
    Just for fun...What do you guys think will be accomplished in the next MAJOR release of Apples new OS? (Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X for example) Also, what do you think their new naming trend is goign to be since big cat name are running out. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I wonder how long it's going to be before they jump up to 11. I remember a quote from Steve Jobs about them sticking with OS X for quite a long while. At the rate they're going, assuming they go all the way to 10.9 before releasing OS XI/11, it'll be about another 10 to 12 years before OS 11 is due (assuming 1.5 - 2 years between point releases). A lot about computers changes in 10 years, and it's hard to say what new features and capabilities computers will have 10 years from now.

    That said, I think we can count on Apple coming out with some features that are really cool.
  3. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    Steve Jobs said OSX will be used for the next 10 years and that was at MWSF 2000. So we can maybe look forward to OSXI in about 6 years. However I'm doubting it will be called Mac OS XI. It just doesn't sound good.
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Ueah.. the "X" is more than a "10"

    It is a brand...

    X for NeX T
    X for "Ten"
    X for Unix

    So. I assume that eventually we'll get a Mac OS X version 11.0... ha!
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    From what i have heard 10.4 is the last 10.x OS then they go to 11. So i would think maybe 3-5 years.
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    I just don't know where people 'hear' this stuff.

    I think the future of OS X is only known to a handful of people and predictions about its future are just merely guesses. My guess is that we will see a 10.6...
  7. dsharits macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2004
    The People's Republic of America
    Where on earth did you hear that?

    Don't you all think that this is just a little early, seeing that we are still anticipating Tiger? ;)
  8. vouder17 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2003
  9. tommy.hanks macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    I'll be honest with you, I've only been using Mac OS X for a little less than 2 years. Before Panther came out, I had no idea how they would top Jaguar. Before I saw the Tiger preview I had no idea how they could possibly top Panther. Sitting here thinking about it, I haven't been this excited about computers since I was a little kid. As for what to expect in OS"11"? I draw a complete blank. But I guarantee you I'll buy it on the first day, even if it requires new hardware.
  10. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    I think Apple will be simultaneously developing OSX 10.5 (perhaps codenamed Sabertooth), and OSXI. I think we'll see 10.5 in 2007 and OSXI in 2009.

    And if they wanted to be a little punny, they could advertise OSXI with the phrase "Oh, sexy!" (which is what OSXI might potentially sound like if you tried to pronounce it)
  11. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    I sure hope not! :p Mice just aren't equipped to handle a 3D UI.
  12. Timelessblur macrumors 65816


    Jun 26, 2004
    That would be coping MS. Microsoft is adding 3d to thier UI
  13. dsharits macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2004
    The People's Republic of America
    Maybe by then Apple will have an IMAX LCD! (Of course they would have to call it iMax. :D ) Imagine the possibilities for gaming...
  14. Adurbe macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2003
    we will see OSXII before we see longhorn at this rate ;)
  15. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Mac OS Q, the Q is for Quantum. Because that's what we're producing. Quantum computers that come in a range of happy colors!
  16. altair macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    I hope OS XI supports talking into your mouse, and ordering a big ham sandwich.

    "Computer, ham sandwich, hold the mayo!"

    And mabey if it had the internet downloaded and preinstalled, would be nice. Can isync the entire internet, so no more waiting for porn.
  17. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2005
    To quote Scotty from Star Trek IV: "Hello computer!"
  18. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    Mac OS X 11

    The World's First Virtual Reality OS
  19. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Let's do some math here...

    I'll estimate 100 million unique domain names have so far been registered. I'll also estimate that 80% of them are still associated with sites (80 million). I'll estimate that the average amount of data per domain name is 1 gigabyte. That puts the estimate for the data for the entire Internet at 80 million gigabytes, or about 76.29 petabytes (1 terabyte = 1,024 gigabytes; 1 petabyte = 1,024 terabytes). I'll estimate that 12 million domain names are registered each year, contributing 11.44 additional petabytes of data. Work out that equation for however many years you want to archive to get a sense of how much storage you would need to iSync the Internet with your Mac.
  20. lordmac macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2004
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Hahahah, though i bet using spotlight 3.0 he could tell it to search and tell isync to only download the sites with pornographic material;, this told at least reduce the needed space by about 20% estimating that 80% of the website out there are porn. :D ;)
  21. TDM21 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    Another quote for Star Trek IV: "Just use the mouse."
  22. lordmac macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2004
    Santa Cruz, CA
    JUst wondering if someone were to have a lot of money to spend pointlessly how many external hard drives can you hook up to say a powermac and have the os be able to use them all? If this number was greater then or equal to 39061 then by you calculations you could buy 39061 laCie Biggest F800's (2 tb each) and download the whole internet :D. You would cost only a mear $85934200 (this is estimating the price at $2200 each as they don't list a price sense the product isn't coming out tell "spring 2005" I am judging by the fact that the next level down is $1899(1.6 tb). Add another 4000 or so for a really well equipped powermac and another 3000 or so for firewire cords and power strips and you can have the whole internet downloaded for only $85941200. :D Here is link for the LaCie Biggest F800
  23. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    Actually, IIRC, it was "just use the keyboard."
  24. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2004
    So. Cal
    How quaint.
  25. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000


    Dec 9, 2001
    State of Denial
    If they were going to REALLY do something new (a la AppleDOS to Mac OS, Classic to OS X), they'd write it in Lisp with a Unix interpreter. I can't see that happening though.

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