Mac OS XI?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by CMillerERAU, May 18, 2003.

  1. CMillerERAU macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 12, 2003
    Location:
    Fresno, CA (Prescott, AZ for school)
    #1
    With Panther on the horizons I thought I'd ask ya 'all about when/if Apple will move on to version 11 (XI) of the Mac OS. Seems to me they've got such a big marketing campaign going with X I wonder if they'll just keep making updates like 10.4, 10.9, 10.13, etc. though that seems silly. Anyway, what do you predict?

    1) When do they cut line and go to 11

    2) Will it be OS XI or go back to 11, or something different entirely a la Windows ME, XP

    3) What do you think would be a major change to the OS that would warrant a complete version update, considering nothing much else changes from Jaguar/Panther
     
  2. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

    LimeLite

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Location:
    Los Angeles, Ca
    #2
    Considering that Jaguar was released last summer, and that Panther will at the earliest be released this summer...at this rate, they can ride the OS X wave for 6 more years. I'm sure that within the next 6 years some radical changes will have occurred in the computer market as a whole. It's not really worth it to speculate.
     
  3. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

    DakotaGuy

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Location:
    South Dakota, USA
    #3
    One other possibility is that it might remain Mac OSX when it moves to 11. This might sound confusing, but the way I see it, you have Mac OS (the classic OS) and Mac OSX (the new OS) So I could see something like Mac OSX v.11.0 I would speculate that they might cut the line to version 11 after 10.5, but that is years away so who knows...
     
  4. MacBandit macrumors 604

    MacBandit

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    Location:
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    #4
    I don't see that happening as by that time there marketing campaign will have lost all momentum and OSX will seem like old dirt. I don't expect them to keep OSX for too much longer maybe 2005 at the latest. The electronics/software market is pretty flighty and when they have been hearing the same name over and over for years they quit hearing it so you have to change or be left in the dust.
     
  5. CMillerERAU thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 12, 2003
    Location:
    Fresno, CA (Prescott, AZ for school)
    #5
    Hey thanks for all the replies, I had a thought talking about OS XI this early on is kind of rediculous, then again you always hear about G7's and 8GHz multi-cored processors once in a while so I thought I'd throw this in, besides I had someone ask me the other day about why Mac OS was already at 10 when windows is only on 5.1.
     
  6. MacBandit macrumors 604

    MacBandit

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    Location:
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    #6
    Not rediculous at all in fact this topic has already been discussed.

    Here's the original thread. I could not find it searching the boards using the built in engine as the friggin thing is limited and won't let you search for any word of 2 letters or less. I used Google instead and it found it like a charm. Here it is.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12461
     

Share This Page