MacRumors Trivia Challenge!

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  1. Phil Of Mac macrumors 68020

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    Okay, here's a thread that everyone will like :)

    The challenge is: Name every major release of the Mac OS, starting with Panther and going back. You must list the version number, the code name, and at least one new feature.

    The winner gets to make up the next trivia challenge. ("Winner" being the person who goes back the most.)

    Skipping a release in between is fine, but you won't win if someone else can fill in the gap.

    Let's get it on!
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    Re: MacRumors Trivia Challenge!

    Uh...dude...anyone could start the next one...right now even.
    i'll start, but all i can think of right now are panther and jaguar :p and Exposé is a new feature.
     
  3. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Puma: 10.1 The last of the happy Mac
    Cyan or Cheetah: 10.0. First of the new OS X interface
    Moonlite: 9.2.
    Sonata: 9.1. Featuring iTools
    Sonata: 9.0 (same). Featuring Sherlock 2
    Veronica (hint wink): 8.6.
    Allegro: 8.5
    Bride Of Buster: 8.1. Interface improvements from 8.0
    Tempo: 8.0. Featuring a smooother Apple Platinum interface
    Harmony: 7.6. System 7 changed to OS.
     
  4. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    Courtesy of MacTracker ? Or are you just really smart or really obsessed? :)
     
  5. King Cobra macrumors 603

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  6. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Probably a little of both...;)
     
  7. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    I dare anyone to tell the entire original PowerMac (6100, 7100, 8100) codename saga.
     
  8. Phil Of Mac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Re: Re: MacRumors Trivia Challenge!

    Sure. But I don't want them to. I like if people respect that.

    But, what the hell. I don't care :)
     
  9. Phil Of Mac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's better than I would have done. However, you missed the most obvious improvement of 8.1. As well as 8.5. And 9.2. Let's see if anyone else gets it :)
     
  10. Phil Of Mac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The original code names for the 6100, 7100, and 8100 were, respectively, "PDM" (short for "Piltdown Man"), "Carl Sagan", and "Cold Fusion".

    Carl Sagan took exception to this, probably because he was associated with two scientific hoaxes. So he sued Apple to get the code name changed. As a result, "Carl Sagan" was replaced by "BHA".

    Upon hearing that "BHA" stood for "Butt-Head Astronomer", Carl Sagan sued again.

    Despite the second suit being thrown out, Apple engineers decided to use a third code name, "LAW", which stood for, "Lawyers Are Wimps".
     
  11. saint macrumors regular

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    Well the main new feature of os 8.1 was the ability to use extended file format, and I think Sherlock was the main feature of OS 8.5

    As for OS 9.2, I can't remember what its biggest feature was, but I think it is the first version that can be used as "Classic" under OS X.
     
  12. Phil Of Mac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Two and a half points for Saint. 9.2 had better Classic support. It is not necessary to run Classic, it's just better if you run it as Classic :)

    Well, we're up to Mac OS 7.6 (Harmony) being the first Mac OS to be called "Mac OS", not "System". So let's see if anyone remembers any previous versions, by codename and feature (before I unload what I know.)

    Wait, there was one Mac OS version that was passed over...two, actually, both Mac OS X versions prior to 10.0 (yes, they were released) :)

    Also, bonus points to anyone who knows why they changed the name from System to Mac OS :)
     
  13. saint macrumors regular

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    I assumed it was because of the mac "clones" which started appearing around that time.
    Also, About the same time, the first item in the apple menu became "About this Computer" instead of "About this Mac".
     
  14. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    8.5.3, 9.2.1 and 9.2.2.
    Actually most folks will miss 7.4.1b. That's the one where it blocked your ability to waste time. Hope there's a 10.4.1b soon.
     
  15. pEZ macrumors 6502

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    I don't know codenames, but there was 6.0.4, 7.0, 7.1, 7.5, 7.5.3, and 7.5.5 somewhere in that mix. All I know is that 7.5.3 crashed my Centris 610 way back when. Boy was that update awful.
     
  16. Phil Of Mac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Right-o! :)

    OK, but those aren't "major" releases.

    There were two "major" releases of Mac OS X everyone missed.
     
  17. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    system 7 introduced appleevents a forerunner to applescript
     
  18. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    OS X Server and Jaguar Server?
     
  19. Phil Of Mac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OS X Server was one of them. Jaguar Server I consider to be another version of Jaguar, and not a separate OS unto itself. So there's one more, between OS X Server and OS X 10.0
     
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  21. Phil Of Mac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What was the distinguishing difference between System 7.1 and System 7.1.2?
     
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    Was it Rhapsody? or am I on crack?
     
  23. Phil Of Mac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Rhapsody was, more or less, the code name for Mac OS X Server. The other one, which has already been named, was Mac OS X Public Beta.
     
  24. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    If it means anything to anyone, this thread has inspired me to change my Screen Name to "BrideOfBuster."
     
  25. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    as Austin Powers would say: "Nerd Alert".

    great thread through. I have no idea about the codenames, never really been *that* fussed.
     

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