Mac OS 11??

MacRumoron

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What will happen after Mac OS 10.9??

It will be Mac OS 11 now? aka Mac OS XI

Mac OS X sounds cooler :/

Just wondering, kinda random lol
 

Laser47

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Maybe (But i hope not) Apple will ditch naming their os after a number. Like they did with the G processor naming, like what windows does, microsoft had windows 1 and 3 then 95, 98, 2000, then XP and Vista. No one knows.
 

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cjc343 said:
If OSX makes it to 10.9.x, and they still haven't discarded the "10" long beforehand, they'll just move to 10.10.x unless it's a MAJOR release that warrants a new name.
no, they wont
 

Laser47

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cjc343 said:
If OSX makes it to 10.9.x, and they still haven't discarded the "10" long beforehand, they'll just move to 10.10.x unless it's a MAJOR release that warrants a new name.
Mathematically speaking 10.10 is the same as 10.1
 

grapes911

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Laser47 said:
Mathematically speaking 10.10 is the same as 10.1
How do you figure that? 10 does not equal 1. 10.01 would be the same as 10.1.

Edit: Oh, you are looking at decimals. In terms of software, decimals are irrelevant. 10.5 won't necessarily mean that it Apple is half way done with OS X.
 

Chaszmyr

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Laser47 said:
Mathematically speaking 10.10 is the same as 10.1
indeed, and as much as I like numbered software, "OS Eleven" doesn't sound as catchy as "OS Ten," so I think they will find a new name after OSX 10.9 (or actually, probably before it gets that far). They may still have "11" in there somewhere, but I don't think it will be simply OSX, OSXI, or OS11

With iLife and iWork, Apple seems to have taken to using year names, but I hope they don't come out with a "MacOS 2009" or whatnot, that would just be lame in my opinion.
 

asherman13

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Laser47 said:
Maybe (But i hope not) Apple will ditch naming their os after a number. Like they did with the G processor naming, like what windows does, microsoft had windows 1 and 3 then 95, 98, 2000, then XP and Vista. No one knows.
they wont....they got names with numbers now, and its fine.

10.0 = cheetah
10.1 = puma
10.2 = jaguar
10.3 = panther
10.4 = tiger
10.5 = leopart
10.6-? = ? lion? ocelot? housecat? (for a pda:p )
 

Laser47

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grapes911 said:
How do you figure that? 10 does not equal 1. 10.01 would be the same as 10.1.

Edit: Oh, you are looking at decimals. In terms of software, decimals are irrelevant. 10.5 won't necessarily mean that it Apple is half way done with OS X.
Thats why I said Mathematically
 

gekko513

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Laser47 said:
Mathematically speaking 10.10 is the same as 10.1
A version number isn't math. It's not like you've ever seen a decimal number with two periods like 10.4.4, have you? A version number are integer numbers separated by periods, nothing more. 10.4.4 means major version 10, minor version 4, revision 4. So 10.10.1 would mean major version 10, minor version 10, revision 1.
 

ITASOR

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They could just name it Mac OS X and give it version names. Like "Mac OS X v3" would be panther...v4 Tiger, etc.
 

Laser47

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gekko513 said:
A version number isn't math. It's not like you've ever seen a decimal number with two periods like 10.4.4, have you? A version number are integer numbers separated by periods, nothing more. 10.4.4 means major version 10, minor version 4, revision 4. So 10.10.1 would mean major version 10, minor version 10, revision 1.
Good point, I haven't thought about it that way. My bad.
 

supergod

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who else is looking forward to the massive influx of newbies once everyone and their dog buys an intel Mac?

the darkside of Apples success. hehe.
 

Cougarcat

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"Mac OS X" is the name of the OS, and doesn't refer to a number, so they could call it "Mac OS X version 11.0 Lion" or whatever cat they haven't used up. But I doubt OS X will get that far.
 

MacRumoron

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Cougarcat said:
"Mac OS X" is the name of the OS, and doesn't refer to a number, so they could call it "Mac OS X version 11.0 Lion" or whatever cat they haven't used up. But I doubt OS X will get that far.
Im pretty sure the X refers to 10

Mac OS 10
 

iIra

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auxplage said:
Maybe Apple will do OS XX or OS Xi both of which give a nice marketing campaign.
Or OS XXX for the perverts.:p

Macrumoron said:
Cougarcat said:
"Mac OS X" is the name of the OS, and doesn't refer to a number, so they could call it "Mac OS X version 11.0 Lion" or whatever cat they haven't used up. But I doubt OS X will get that far.
Im pretty sure the X refers to 10

Mac OS 10
They could always change it to make the X just be X instead of ten

supergod said:
who else is looking forward to the massive influx of newbies once everyone and their dog buys an intel Mac?

the darkside of Apples success. hehe.
We were all newbies at something at some point in our lives. I'm still technically a newbie at MR for a couple more posts.:rolleyes:
 

stunna

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asherman13 said:
they wont....they got names with numbers now, and its fine.

10.0 = cheetah
10.1 = puma
10.2 = jaguar
10.3 = panther
10.4 = tiger
10.5 = leopart
10.6-? = ? lion? ocelot? housecat? (for a pda:p )
10.6 will be OSX liger
:)
 

iIra

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stunna said:
10.6 will be OSX liger
:)
I think eventually they'll run out of real cats and do Liger and Tigon and maybe Cheetiger but eventually they'll run out of pretend cats too. I think they should switch over to dogs. OS X 10.37.1 Basset Hound has a nice ring to it. And maybe by then they will have settled all their lawsuits, so they can start a new one with OS X 10.38 Greyhound.:D How about OS X 10.39 Poodle? or Chihuahua?:D
 

Chaszmyr

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Maybe they'll switch to the greek alphabet, starting with the 11th letter.
Mac OS Lambda (Edit: Stupid forums won't let me actually add the Lambda symbol)