Os Xi (11)

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  1. samdweck macrumors regular

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    Okay, so we have had OSX for a couple of years. Now I know that this is the most major OS Update in like five or six years, but really:

    So OS 7 lasted a few years
    OS 8 survived Two
    and OS 9 survived another twoish
    so how long does X have?

    We certainly won't be seeing this for the next ten years? Will we? I mean we had Cheetah (10.0) Puma (10.1) and now we are on Jaguar (10.2)- next we'll see Panther I believe (10.3 or 10.5?) But it can only last so long- right? Just a thought. So what's next? When? With what processor? Feel free to dream, just answer me please!
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    IMHO OSX is so far ahead of the pack (Vs Winblows) that it has a good life left in it, as long as Apple continue to release steady updates as good as Jaguar I see it being around for quite a while yet. After all, there are many that believe that 10.2 is the first real useable version of X (in terms of speed) when compaired to OS9...this is just the beginning!
     
  3. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    The 10 desigantion will most likely be kept around for a while. At the moment X is used to differentiate from the classic MacOS and to introduce XI might confuse people.
     
  4. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    one of the huge differences between osx and classic is that osx is extremely upgradable. the classic mac os was at its core essentially the same from system 1-9. there were lots of changes and improvements to be sure, but many were hacks and aquired shareware utilities. apple could keep developing on the osx base for twice as long as they did with classic because it is so extensible, and as such, i'm sure that they'll eek out every .x update they can (10.3 10.4 ... 10.9) just to keep the osx name. i think to most of us computer nerds, it's not the name that matters, it's the features.
     
  5. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Apple has almost always used "Mac OS X" since 10.0, which shows strong dedication to "X" - 10.

    I think if there was an OS 11, there would be no 11. Rather, there would be something like "Mac OS X 2.0". Right now, this is Mac OS X 1.2 (Jaguar) we are at. But, for some people, OS 10.x.x serves them well.

    OS 10.1.5 = OS X 1.1.5
    OS 10.2.2 = OS X 1.2.2
     
  6. samdweck thread starter macrumors regular

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    xi is only confusing if ur an idiot who doesn't know roman numerals, or you're my momo who can't turn on a computer.
     
  7. samdweck thread starter macrumors regular

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    Very good point... i truly agree... but why don't they call it that... just curious?
     
  8. JupiterZen macrumors regular

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    But isn't Apple after those people as well ;) ... making the computer usable by idiots and geeks' parents ;)
     
  9. JupiterZen macrumors regular

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    Re: Os Xi (11)

    And Mac OS Xi would really be something ...

    I'm not sure 'bout the rest of the world, but on this side of the planet we have an energydrink called Xi.

    "Drink this ... and keep up with your processor ... "

    "The taste of Xi will speed up your Mac experience ... "

    :D :D :D
     
  10. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    You don't understand marketing. Look around at OS X software boxes, they are marked with big blue Xs to set them apart from classic software. At the moment X is the common logo of the MacOS just like the old happy mac was.
     
  11. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    >(samdweck) Very good point... i truly agree... but why don't they call it that... just curious?

    Given the possible time frame of OS 10.x.x you brought up, by then, most people will better stand OS X in general, so they can probably more easily adopt to a variation in the OS X name.

    Right now, OS X is still in production (rumors of 10.3, etc.), so we will probably have that going around for a while.

    Think about it. What if right now Apple changed their latest build of OS X (which is 10.2.2) to OS X 1.2.2? Without question there would be confusion with some people, and that will not help OS X.

    I suspect that the name change would be most beneficial when going from OS 10 to OS 11, which should be marketed as "the first version of OS X to the second version of OS X, Mac OS X 2.0."
     
  12. samdweck thread starter macrumors regular

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    no, i totally get that... and as for not understanding marketing, that has been my dad's profession for the last 12 years. What I was stating, and perhaps didn't say too well, was that the average mac user knows the difference between os x and os xi
     
  13. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Microsoft is planning their next major OS release sometime between 2005 and 2007 (i am guessing early 2007). At any rate I think you can expect Apple's next major OS release to be shortly before Microsoft's
     
  14. pianojoe macrumors 6502

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    I'd suggest calling the late 10.0.4 "OS X 0.4". Quite fitting in my opinion.
     
  15. samdweck thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay, now i see where you are going with this
     
  16. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    Actually, I believe apple refers to OS X as "OS X 10.2" for jaguar. Its numbering didn't start with 1.0, it started at 10.0, with OS X as the brand name.
     
  17. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    If you take a moment to think about it, Mac OS X 10.2 really doesn't make sense. X = 10 in Roman Numerals, and a 10.2 after that makes things more confusing. And, a while back, someone mentioned that Mac OS 10.x was actually OS X 1.x, or something like that. I forget where, but I'm assuming what he/she said is true, and I'm trying to expand on it.
     
  18. samdweck thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay, this was originally my question but it got way too confusing... this is all beyond me lol. someone make a synopsis plz!
     
  19. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Apple should have started the version numbers over.

    Mac OS 8 --> Mac OS 9 --> New Mac OS 1.0

    Yeah, OS X is the 10th iteration of the OS used in Macs, but Apple should have designated more clearly that it was completely new and not based on any previous Mac OS.
     
  20. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    I think thats precisely why they are using OS X as a brand name, and keeping the OS numbering a separate thing (OS X v. 10.2) (for now anyway, how they will treat version 11 will be interesting)

    Yeah, i know that this system doesn't really emphasize that OS X is completely different, but is that actually what they want to emphasize. I don't think they want to emphasis that its not based on the old mac OS, so much as I think they need to emphasize simply that it works and works well. The average user could care less what its based on.
     
  21. samdweck thread starter macrumors regular

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    so you are saying this is like a switch from dos to windows, on a higher level? like a totally new thing?
     
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  23. samdweck thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mac OS Y? huh... waht r u talking about... and btw, I can see the x as a brand name... brb... got to close windows, storm's ablowign!
     
  24. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Apple released Mac OS X 1.0 as Mac OS X Server, it was the Unix server that was the thinly disguised version of the NeXT operating system. Note there was NO classic/carbon and if Apple went ahead with the consumer version all applications would have been Next or Cocoa.

    http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/0001/12.server.shtml

    This system didn't pass muster with people and Classic/Carbon was born and the numbering scheme ramped to Mac OS X 10.0

    Maybe...
     
  25. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    >http://maccentral.macworld.com/news...12.server.shtml

    I cannot find one place where the author mentions Mac OS X 1.2, but instead only Mac OS X Server 1.2.

    This seves my point further. The OS 10.x.x = OS X 1.x.x was ment to be an example, which is amplified in the site you posted, SB. But I'm guesing that the actual name change would take place at OS 11, not right now. Obviously, OS X 1.2 would not work right now.

    As for separating the consumer X from the server X, add the word server between X and the version of OS X. :)
     

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