3rd major version of mac os x

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  1. tywebb13, Jan 15, 2013
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    tywebb13 macrumors 68000

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    The first number in a build is the major version but major version 3 seems to be missing for mac os x.

    If such a build exists, what is it?

    Builds for major releases of Mac OS X (I have left out updates and developer previews to make the pattern clearer):

    1H39 (Kodiak US version)

    2E14 (Kodiak International version)

    ?

    4K78 (Cheetah)

    5G54 (Puma)

    6C115 (Jaguar)

    7B85 (Panther)

    8A432 (Tiger)

    9A581 (Leopard)

    10A432 (Snow Leopard)

    11A511 (Lion)

    12A269 (Mountain Lion)

    13A603 (Mavericks)
     
  2. DenBeke macrumors regular

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    Isn't that Mac OS X Server? (I'm really not sure...)
     
  3. tywebb13 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Mac OS X Server 1.0 actually came before Kodiak 1H39.
     
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    3A20 (poessy);):p ***

    No, serious, Haven't found anything on the netz for this version, they might have skipped it because the first version was 10.0 and before those were Just beta's,Developer issues or in house versions.

    Hard to say and we might never know.

    *** MacRumors profanity filters stand in the way of a joke here.
     
  6. tywebb13, Jan 15, 2013
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    tywebb13 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My theory is that such a version does exist as an in-house version but was not released.

    If not then why would they continue with a flawed numbering system for so long? Didn't Apple's kindergarten teachers teach them how to count?

    The other reason for my theory is that 2E14 was less stable than 1H39 so if there was a major version 3 it might have also been too unstable to release.
     
  7. tywebb13 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Maybe only Steve Jobs knows.

     
  8. justperry macrumors 604

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    And took the secret with him into his grave.

    10.0 was also not very useable, not until 10.2, it got much better and much faster on my (then) G3 Powerbook Pismo.

    You got the 3A20? = 3=C A 20=T
     
  9. tywebb13 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah but i doubt he was the only one to know.
     
  10. g4 powerbookboy macrumors regular

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    i had a g3 powerbook pismo. nice computer but like the ibook g4 much better. however i would love a macbook air or a macbook pro with retina display... that would be more important than housing
     
  11. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    wrong thread?
     
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    Maybe it was the internal only x86 version they were playing with before making the intel switch.

    Maybe it was an itanium version? Who knows...
     
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  14. tywebb13, Nov 2, 2013
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    tywebb13 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Indeed.

    Yesterday, apple referred to their mavericks beta mail update as being from os x 10.9 build 13B15 - not 10.9.1 build 13B15.

    You will notice that since Tiger another convention is that A referred to first public release, i.e., 10.x, B being the second, i.e., 10.x.1.

    Maybe not this time with mavericks build 13B15.

    So this is yet more inconsistency in build numbers.
     
  15. seveej macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe version 3 shared fates with Leisure Suit Larry 4 ;)

    Also possible, that Apple made three versions of Kodiak
    1 for US use
    2 for International use
    3 for "special" use

    Now, you're all free to speculate what that "special" might have been :)

    RGDS,
     

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