Mac OS XI

nightdweller25

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Just for fun...What do you guys think will be accomplished in the next MAJOR release of Apples new OS? (Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X for example) Also, what do you think their new naming trend is goign to be since big cat name are running out. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 

mduser63

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I wonder how long it's going to be before they jump up to 11. I remember a quote from Steve Jobs about them sticking with OS X for quite a long while. At the rate they're going, assuming they go all the way to 10.9 before releasing OS XI/11, it'll be about another 10 to 12 years before OS 11 is due (assuming 1.5 - 2 years between point releases). A lot about computers changes in 10 years, and it's hard to say what new features and capabilities computers will have 10 years from now.

That said, I think we can count on Apple coming out with some features that are really cool.
 

Daveway

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Steve Jobs said OSX will be used for the next 10 years and that was at MWSF 2000. So we can maybe look forward to OSXI in about 6 years. However I'm doubting it will be called Mac OS XI. It just doesn't sound good.
 

MacsRgr8

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Ueah.. the "X" is more than a "10"

It is a brand...

X for NeX T
X for "Ten"
X for Unix

So. I assume that eventually we'll get a Mac OS X version 11.0... ha!
 

trainguy77

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From what i have heard 10.4 is the last 10.x OS then they go to 11. So i would think maybe 3-5 years.
 

Blue Velvet

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trainguy77 said:
From what i have heard 10.4 is the last 10.x OS then they go to 11. So i would think maybe 3-5 years.

I just don't know where people 'hear' this stuff.

I think the future of OS X is only known to a handful of people and predictions about its future are just merely guesses. My guess is that we will see a 10.6...
 

dsharits

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trainguy77 said:
From what i have heard 10.4 is the last 10.x OS then they go to 11. So i would think maybe 3-5 years.
Where on earth did you hear that?

Don't you all think that this is just a little early, seeing that we are still anticipating Tiger? ;)
 

tommy.hanks

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I'll be honest with you, I've only been using Mac OS X for a little less than 2 years. Before Panther came out, I had no idea how they would top Jaguar. Before I saw the Tiger preview I had no idea how they could possibly top Panther. Sitting here thinking about it, I haven't been this excited about computers since I was a little kid. As for what to expect in OS"11"? I draw a complete blank. But I guarantee you I'll buy it on the first day, even if it requires new hardware.
 

Chaszmyr

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I think Apple will be simultaneously developing OSX 10.5 (perhaps codenamed Sabertooth), and OSXI. I think we'll see 10.5 in 2007 and OSXI in 2009.

And if they wanted to be a little punny, they could advertise OSXI with the phrase "Oh, sexy!" (which is what OSXI might potentially sound like if you tried to pronounce it)
 

yellow

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Mac OS Q, the Q is for Quantum. Because that's what we're producing. Quantum computers that come in a range of happy colors!
 

altair

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I hope OS XI supports talking into your mouse, and ordering a big ham sandwich.

"Computer, ham sandwich, hold the mayo!"

And mabey if it had the internet downloaded and preinstalled, would be nice. Can isync the entire internet, so no more waiting for porn.
 

AtHomeBoy_2000

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altair said:
I hope OS XI supports talking into your mouse, and ordering a big ham sandwich.

"Computer, ham sandwich, hold the mayo!"
To quote Scotty from Star Trek IV: "Hello computer!"
 

wrldwzrd89

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altair said:
I hope OS XI supports talking into your mouse, and ordering a big ham sandwich.

"Computer, ham sandwich, hold the mayo!"

And mabey if it had the internet downloaded and preinstalled, would be nice. Can isync the entire internet, so no more waiting for porn.
Let's do some math here...

I'll estimate 100 million unique domain names have so far been registered. I'll also estimate that 80% of them are still associated with sites (80 million). I'll estimate that the average amount of data per domain name is 1 gigabyte. That puts the estimate for the data for the entire Internet at 80 million gigabytes, or about 76.29 petabytes (1 terabyte = 1,024 gigabytes; 1 petabyte = 1,024 terabytes). I'll estimate that 12 million domain names are registered each year, contributing 11.44 additional petabytes of data. Work out that equation for however many years you want to archive to get a sense of how much storage you would need to iSync the Internet with your Mac.
 

lordmac

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wrldwzrd89 said:
Let's do some math here...

I'll estimate 100 million unique domain names have so far been registered. I'll also estimate that 80% of them are still associated with sites (80 million). I'll estimate that the average amount of data per domain name is 1 gigabyte. That puts the estimate for the data for the entire Internet at 80 million gigabytes, or about 76.29 petabytes (1 terabyte = 1,024 gigabytes; 1 petabyte = 1,024 terabytes). I'll estimate that 12 million domain names are registered each year, contributing 11.44 additional petabytes of data. Work out that equation for however many years you want to archive to get a sense of how much storage you would need to iSync the Internet with your Mac.
Hahahah, though i bet using spotlight 3.0 he could tell it to search and tell isync to only download the sites with pornographic material;, this told at least reduce the needed space by about 20% estimating that 80% of the website out there are porn. :D ;)
 

lordmac

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wrldwzrd89 said:
Let's do some math here...

I'll estimate 100 million unique domain names have so far been registered. I'll also estimate that 80% of them are still associated with sites (80 million). I'll estimate that the average amount of data per domain name is 1 gigabyte. That puts the estimate for the data for the entire Internet at 80 million gigabytes, or about 76.29 petabytes (1 terabyte = 1,024 gigabytes; 1 petabyte = 1,024 terabytes). I'll estimate that 12 million domain names are registered each year, contributing 11.44 additional petabytes of data. Work out that equation for however many years you want to archive to get a sense of how much storage you would need to iSync the Internet with your Mac.
JUst wondering if someone were to have a lot of money to spend pointlessly how many external hard drives can you hook up to say a powermac and have the os be able to use them all? If this number was greater then or equal to 39061 then by you calculations you could buy 39061 laCie Biggest F800's (2 tb each) and download the whole internet :D. You would cost only a mear $85934200 (this is estimating the price at $2200 each as they don't list a price sense the product isn't coming out tell "spring 2005" I am judging by the fact that the next level down is $1899(1.6 tb). Add another 4000 or so for a really well equipped powermac and another 3000 or so for firewire cords and power strips and you can have the whole internet downloaded for only $85941200. :D Here is link for the LaCie Biggest F800 http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10598
 

GeeYouEye

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If they were going to REALLY do something new (a la AppleDOS to Mac OS, Classic to OS X), they'd write it in Lisp with a Unix interpreter. I can't see that happening though.