os 11

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jonapete2001, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2003
    I know this is pointless and well into the future, but i just wanted to get opinions on how long this numbering sceme will keep up. How many more 10.x's do you guys think apple will come out with before they call it os 11 or XI. Does anyone think they will go all the way to os 10.9?
  2. macrumors 68040


    Dec 29, 2001
    well 10.4 and 10.5 are rumored, so I'd say we've got a long tinme to go and OS X is suppose to take Apple into the next decade as Steve said
  3. macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    I think they will take it all the way. It's really a mistake when people call these point releases in the sense of point releases from the 90's. Point releases are now 10.x.x not 10.x.

    I consider 10.2 and 10.3 both to be nearly full version updates maybe on the scale of a .5 version.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2003
    if they did go all the way to 10.9, with the 10.x's almost being completly new versions, why do you think they would keep the naming sceme. Do you think it is because os"X" looks or sounds "cool". Is it a marketing tecnique.

    One draw back that could arrise with the use of say 10.7 would many people not as enthusiastic as mac rumors readers is that they may think that it is just a minor upgrade and shy away. If they would switch aroung 10.5 they could avoid all that, personally i think that they should change the numbering sceme right after or before longhorn is released.

    what do you people think?
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2003
    Adelaide, Australia
    When OS XI/11 comes out it will more than likley be completley 64-Bit, for this to occur the intire apple line will need to be running G5's, That won't happen for some time.
  6. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    It's been a 4 year journey from G4s first introing in PowerMacs to G4s in iBooks, BUT

    Apple's got IBM producing chips now...my completely unscientific analysis puts Apple at an all G5 product line in 2 years, paving the way for a full 64-bit OS in late 2005.

    But who knows...
  7. macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    If Apple keeps pushing the publicity buttons on there new .x releases each year then I don't see popularity falling off before we reach 11. Also I see each .x release taking a bit longer then the last as we are reaching a point where the optimizations in the system are fairly complete and it's just a matter of new features at this point. I don't think we'll see 10.4 until early 2005.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    I'd think that they'll have a 64-bit OS released sooner than that. My theory is just package it in a new pack similar to XP or Linux, or take the Solaris way and just keep 32- and 64-bit packages on the same CD. With Solaris, you can change whether you boot into 32-bit or 64-bit without reinstalling. Now that would be a good thing.

    But if the XServer goes G5, then they could go 64-bit there to help support even more users due to increase memory and bus bandwidth.


    Mine is unscientific as well. You could go farther and call it a guess. :)
  9. macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    I agree.
    Mac OS X 10.x updates have become less frequent since 10.1 was released. It's been over a year since Jaguar was released, and as Jaguar was the first real 100% usable version of OS X, Panther could be waited for quite patiently.
    Stability, speed, and hardware support are hardly issues anymore. What we now expect in the future releases of OS X is more features, extra coolness, gaming extras (OpenGL 2.0), and whatever fun stuff Apple will think of next. Its good to see that Panther features like "Expose", "FileVault" and stuff are fun, handy, and so on, but not must-haves. 10.2 did have must-haves that 10.1 didn't have.

    Mac OS X is gr8. Jaguar is super, Panther even better.... what will 10.4 bring???
  10. macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2002
    i think they'll keep the 10.x etc for a long long time, and to get around people thinking its just a small upgrade they advertise at as "jaguar" or "panther" i'd say os 11 is about 10 years away..and who knows what they'll call it then...maybe they'll get off the numbers and call it os 2013 haha that sounds kinda stupid... or maybe they'll go to fish instead of cats....new os 11.2 codenamed tuna hehe followed by salmon then the final dolphin.
  11. macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2003
    I say they'll release OS 11 in 2006 or whenever Longhorn is released so that they'll have a full-version upgrade to go against whatever Microsoft offers.
  12. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    This was a "full" version upgrade, Apple is just sticking with OS X to leverage the "product" name recognition.

    Apple is doing quite a bit to modernize the original NeXT operation system, and have done quite a bit already.

    Still a ways to go... especially since Apple is trying to push a bunch of changes into the various open source projects Apple is working with.
  13. macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2003
    NYC, or thereabouts
  14. macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    That's the best idea I have heard of yet.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2001
    Trapped in a world before later on
    Very clever. :D

    I had to remind myself that it's "OS-Ten" and not "OS-Ex" (as my lazy self calls it) to fully appreciate that.
  16. macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2003
    Reston, VA
    i think it's funny that they named this panther because there really isn't an animal named "panther" rather, it's just a black jaguar or black leopard. And there is a difference between leopards and jaguars, so for apple to call their OS Panther is kinda a misnomer. But i guess apple's naming scheme is more geared towards fruit, not animals.
    But I do wonder what names will be next, i remember reading somewhere that apple copyrighted the names of a couple more big cats... 10.4 will probably be called leopard, then they'll prolly have tiger, and lion... but i do think leopard will be next on the list... and that's just my guess..
  17. macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    There was a huge multi-page thread all about Apples future names and about Panthers etc., etc..

    I just did a search for it. Here it is.

  18. macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    BAH! Who cares if its .X or 11, 12, or pi. I just like the big cat names. I just hope when Longhorn comes out they name whatever OS goes head to head with it Sabertooth. Imagine the headlines:
    Sabertooth rips Longhorn a new one.
    That's a MacAddict mag cover to frame. :D

    I’ll miss the big cat names when the eventually do get rid of them. I’m sorry but Cheetah, Jaguar, Panther, and potentially Lynx, Cougar, and Tiger are just cool.

    PS- Apple need to reserve the name Ocelot. They didn’t do that when they filed those trade marks earlier this year. OS X: Ocelot. Just sort of flows off the tongue. :D
  19. macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2003
    Tampa Bay Area, Florida
    Not all panthers are black. The Florida Panther almost looks like the female Mountain Lion. Very close. It is a light brown color and a VERY RARE animal.

    You are right about no animal is scientifically called a Panther. Panthers are a variety of the Puma.


  20. macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2003
    Au contraire, it is the modern version-numbering scheme (in most places) where you see version-number inflation taking place.

    System 6 only spanned the range from 6.0 to 6.0.8, never even making it to 6.1. System 7 slid up the scale a bit more rapidly, going from 7.0 to 7.0.1 to 7.1, debuted on the PowerPC with 7.2(?) shortly replaced with 7.5, which incremented it's way to 7.5.5 before the final 7, 7.6, deposed it. MacOS 8, which in many ways was just late System 7 with nicer GUI and a multitasking Finder, arrived with more fanfare than readiness, and its bug-fix release, which should have been 8.0.1, was released as 8.1, which in turn was replaced with 8.5, another buggy system whose insects were squashed with the nice and stable 8.6. Which should have been 8.5.1. Except that 8.5 should have been 8.2, there was no quantum leaping going on there, which would make 8.6 into 8.2.1. Except that 8.1 should have been 8.0.1, so 8.5 would have been 8.1, making 8.6 at this point logically named 8.1.1. Except that MacOS 8 should have been System 7.7....well, you get the idea.

    MacOS 9 sure wasn't a quantum leap either. Call it, I dunno, how about System 7.9, that feels about right.

    Dont' even get me started on Photoshop (excuse me, 8??), FileMaker (6??), Bryce (oh please)... version inflation everywhere you look.

    Frankly I'm very happy to see Panther coming out as 10.3 and not MacOS 13 or something.
  21. macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2003
    You forgot the king of version inflation ... AOL. What the heck is up w/ their versions!? We added three new emoticons into email, its time for a new version.
    (I do not, and will never, use AOL)
  22. macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Its called competition with MSN. You see the brilliant marketing people believe that you squat out a new version of AOHELL you can then advertise all over the place

    *Monster Truck racing voice* NEW NEW NEW!! FOR 2004444444!!!! AOL 10.0!!!!!! Get it todaaaaaaaaay!! half offffffff!!! Only 20 BUCKS!!! Children half off. oops sorry wrong commercial. ;)
  23. macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2003
    I think that they might go all the way to 10.9 but on the other hand, Apple never came out with a 10.2.9. They just skipped it and went stright to 10.3. It is all pretty confusing. I suppose if they wanted to the could create a
  24. macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2003
    on the topic of version numbers, Netscape never had a version 5. It went straight from 4 to 6
  25. macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2003
    A place where i am supreme emporer
    hmm panther a black jaguar... could explain the black packaging... 10.2 as a different version that being 10.3

    just like panther just being a different "version" of a jaguar

    (yes i read the post about not all panthers being black - but many people think generally think black panther, and some pink :D )


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