"OS X Mavericks" vs. "OS X 10.9 Mavericks"

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by stagmeister, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. stagmeister macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2004
    Did anyone else notice that during the June keynote speech, Cook, Federighi, and the others did not say "10.9" a single time? On the Apple website they also got rid of the version "number." Does this indicate a new trend for Apple, away from not only the cats (to California) but also to move away from version numbers themselves? I think it's really interesting.
  2. TigerMe macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2011
    Still there...

    If you look at ABOUT THIS MAC it still shows version # 10.9

  3. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Did anyone say "10.7" during the Lion keynote, "10.8" during the Mountain Lion keynote?
  4. Photics macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2011
    It says 10.9 in the footnotes.

    It's a technical term, so maybe Apple wants to downplay the version number.
  5. icing macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2009
    They do seem to be downplaying the version number. That also puts less focus on the awkward 10.10 version that should be called 11 but can't because of the X in the name.
  6. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    This. They have not mentioned the version number in keynotes or marketing material since Lion.
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Apple's operating system is OS X. The "X" is not a version number; it is a part of the name. The current shipping version of OS X is OS X 10.8.5.
  8. icing macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2009
    Yes, and before it came OS 9.

    Of course it is part of a name. It refers to uniX and indicates that it comes after 9.

    I still see a problem announcing OS X 11. Most people pronounce it "oh s ten" and not "x".
  9. Sue De Nimes macrumors 6502a

    Sue De Nimes

    Apr 10, 2012
    I say OS Ecks :(
  10. SanJacinto macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2011
    Milky Way Galaxy
    Sincerely, it is very easy.
    OS X is the 10th major version of Mac OS.

    But I also think that the X not only stands for 10 but also for X in NeXT Step.
    I can't understand the discussion regarding OS XI.
    Sure, it makes sense that at some point in the future XI will arrive, but I think OS X is also a brand name and not only a version.

    OS X stands for 10th version as well as a small (tiny) remaining part of NeXT Step.

    So in my honest opinion we won't see a change of the OS X brand for the foreseeable future.

    I think OS X of 2015 will be called OS X 10.11.1. Nothing more.
  11. User since 1984 macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2013
    Video Slow & Stuttering

    Mavericks with Logic X

    The video on the second monitor is Stuttering.... when you work with a movie.
    Also the Menubar is visible.... is it possible to DIM the menu?

    Its unacceptable slow.

    I went back to 8.5

    Moom is not working

    Third party app.s work better in the Tabs in Finder.

    All in all.... better stay at 8.5 with Finder and window apps.

    Also a lot of the "Stuff" is blocked. (Little Snitch)

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