so what will follow leopard.. when do we get os XI?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thecritix, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. thecritix macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2006
    West London, England
    so, as a relative mac newbie, 1 year now and though I feel I know most things on it by now, i'm not so familiar with how things are done by apple.

    at what point do we get os 11? does it wait til it goes up to 10.9 and then on?

    or will 11 be a major change?

    i appreciate we're still waiting on leopard, but I just wondered what the longer term future holds.

    any thoughts, rumours (rumors!) on future software updates?

    *trys to rundown clock til keynote*
  2. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Forest Hills, NY
    i think the X moniker is here to stay for a little while longer. Each revision is a giant step up from the last. going from os9 to 10.0/10.1 being the equivelent of win 3.1 to win 95..
    10.2 ~= to win 98
    10.3 ~= win 98 se/Xp

    and tiger being the equiv to vista :p ,

    Leopard is really now, the BIG step. the operating system has been recoded to run 32-bit and 64-bit naitively with TONS of extra goodies in store.

    i don't expect OS XI for a long while. because really we're really on Mac OS XV right now!

    also, i compare the revisions of windows to the revisions of just os x. it has nothing to do with their performance. however, if anyone can more accurately equate the two then be my guest. ha Looking back now, my analogy seems to hate on OSX, but it doesn't at heart :D :D
  3. hdsalinas macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2006
    San Pedro Sula, Honduras
    I just switch to mac recently so 10.4.9 is all I know (although I used 9 back in college)

    Has there really been changes since the original 10.0 appeared? I always thought that the changes where subtle with additional features.

    Is there a website that show the difference between all the version of "X"?
  4. afornander macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    mac os x 10.0 was basicaly a beta for developers. it had many bugs, and os x was only "recomended" at 10.3 when they removed most of the bugs and cleeaned up the ui.:D
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Not another one of these threads.

    We'll get to OS 11 when we get to OS 11. Probably after 10.9. And as far as I know it will have a 3D interface and magic fairy dust.

    Sorry for the sarcasm but go search for OS XI or OS 11 and you'll find some very long previous threads.
  6. hdsalinas macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2006
    San Pedro Sula, Honduras
  7. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    Can't we just take it one step at a time? Leopard isn't even out yet!
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    OS XI will warrant significant changes to the OS and I don't see those happening for quite some time yet.

    If Apple makes an entire OS based on the iPhone's multi-touch screen technology, a la Jeff Han's demos, then that to me would be OS XI. Anything else is relatively minor. Hell, the dot upgrades to OS X could technically be considered Service Packs in many respects. :cool:
  9. DinnyHoon macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    Jobs said OS X was going to last a decade, so I think we'll only see 10.6 Lion(?) between Leopard and OS 11.

    I just want to see the WWDC banners when the time comes to introduce the new OS, they're bound to say "This OS goes to 11."

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