Yes. In fact, Craig Federighi expressly mentions it in his statement: “macOS Big Sur is a major update that advances the legendary combination of the power of UNIX with the ease of use of the Mac, and delivers our biggest update to design in more than a decade."
OS X was always intended to be a scalable "single" operating system - the promise is finally becoming reality.
Not sure if he said it in his presentation or only the press release.
Then X came out. It happened to include Darwin, sure, but as much of a big change was the Aqua interface.
And so now, Big Sur has a huge overhaul of the UI, so they move to 11.0
It looks like the decision was quite last minute as there are still references to 10.16 in there?
Found it in the press release just now. Its odd they are moving to 11, because OS9 or System9 wasn’t Unix based, so moving to OSX 10 made sense because it was a major change under the hood. From the Nanokerel in OS9 to UNIX kernel in OSX 10.x
nor did they change more of the functions like adding Control Centre
Of course it does, as does iPad OS and iOS. What exactly causes you tro think it wouldn't?
I still don't understand the logic that because it looks more mobile that it will somehow no longer include a BSD kernel. It literally makes no logical sense.A lot of people don't know iOS and iPad OS are *nix systems, like MacOS.
Because MacOS 11 seems to be a bridge between the desktop and the mobile OS's (at least design-wise), the initial reaction was that OS11 would loose it's UNIX foundation.
I still don't understand the logic that because it looks more mobile that it will somehow no longer include a BSD kernel. It literally makes no logical sense.