The next Apple OS. 2006 or not?

Damien

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With Apple saying there will slow down the upgrades after Tiger are we unlikely to see the next OS next year? I thought it would be good to release one around longhorns release to make sure that the Mac OS is ahead.

So what do you think of the next OS, What do you think about the chances of it being released in a years time? What do you think it will be, a small or big update? Or even a next gen OS?
 

Blue Velvet

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edesignuk said:
I can't see there being another major update for ~2yrs.
Agreed... but I'd love to see them pull something spectacular out of the hat 2-3 days before Longhorn is trundled out.

With all that dough they're making, wouldn't a free major point update tied to Tiger be cool? One can wish... :rolleyes:
 

PlaceofDis

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i would expect to see a preview of the next OS at WWDC 06, with a release date about a year away from that....

unless apple wants to really start competeing with MS and do a race/feature list and do an update around the time of Longhorn's launch, which i dont see happening
 

miloblithe

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2006 does seem excessive. It would depend to some degree on their business strategy. Some of the updates (or at least parts of them) that are bundled in the OS upgrade could come at any time regardless of the OS. However, including these sorts of perks in the OS upgrades is part of what convinces a lot of people to upgrade.

2008 seems too far off though. That's nearly three years (at least), and none of the last 5 updates have taken more than 18 months. I doubt Apple is willing to give us free updates for that long. They'll want another $69/129 out of us before then.
 

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edesignuk said:
Which would STILL put it before Longhorn (slated for '08 last I heard).
Serious? I think "Longhorn" should be changed to "Longwait". ;) :rolleyes:

With all these delays, Longhorn have better be one heck of an OS.
 

Lancetx

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About 2 years sounds reasonable to me. I'd be surprised if Tiger's successor isn't available by mid 2007 or so. In the meantime, M$ will be hard pressed to deliver by then what Apple did with Panther, much less what Tiger is going to be adding. :)
 

PlaceofDis

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Damien said:
When do you think OS 11 will be released
not for a long long time yet, figure two years between OS updates now....thats 2007 for 10.5, 2009 for 10.6, 2011 for 10.7, 2013 for 10.8, 2015 for 10.9

and thats if they dont speed up/slow down at all in these years, could be longer or shorter, but the OS X marketing is good and there is no reason to get rid of it prematurely
 

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Timing the next release to embarrass Longhorn seems likely. This would require adding some new technologies that Longhorn will clearly lack. Longhorn does seem like it will be able to _claim_ some of the key Panther and Tiger features like search and eye-candy.
 

Damien

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I dont see why OSX has to go all the way up to 10.9

What would the next gen OS do? What would make it next gen?
 

PlaceofDis

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Damien said:
I dont see why OSX has to go all the way up to 10.9

What would the next gen OS do? What would make it next gen?
exactly why its going to take about 10 years to get there, next gen isnt going to happen when OS X is only about 4-5 years old at this point, next gen takes time because of hardware and user needs, OS X doesnt have to go to 10.9, but it can go past too, but it will be a long while before the next generation of OSes come out
 

miloblithe

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Have there been roughly three different generations of operating systems for the Mac over the last 21 years? 1-6, 7-9, 10. (I think that's right). OS X has a long way to go before a complete overhaul. On the other hand, I wonder if OS X will take us all the way to true 64-bit, or if it will be the 32/64 operating system.

Um. I think I may be off on these assertions. Please correct me if I am.
 

jeremy.king

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tech4all said:
Serious? I think "Longhorn" should be changed to "Longwait". ;) :rolleyes:

With all these delays, Longhorn have better be one heck of an OS.
I heard they were rewritting it based on a UNIX Core and it was going to include a solid UI pixel precise Framework leveraging OpenGL, called Cubic Zirconia Extreme :eek:

Of course, thats a joke.
 

MisterMe

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Damien said:
With Apple saying there will slow down the upgrades after Tiger are we unlikely to see the next OS next year? I thought it would be good to release one around longhorns release to make sure that the Mac OS is ahead.

So what do you think of the next OS, What do you think about the chances of it being released in a years time? What do you think it will be, a small or big update? Or even a next gen OS?
IIRC, it was after Panther that Apple said it would slow down releases of the OS. 10.3 had come a year after 10.2. 10.2 had come a year after 10.1. 10.1 had come a year after 10.0. 10.4 comes about 18 months after 10.3. If Apple keeps its new schedule, you can expect 10.5 in time for Christmas 2006.
 

link92

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WWDC '06 or Expo '06 Preview, with it shipping near Christmas? As for a Longwait embarrasser, they should wait until Longwait has its release date announced, then about a week after, preview the next gen Mac OS, and ship it the same day as Longwait. Hell, I'd like to see Microslow's reaction.
 

rendezvouscp

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MisterMe said:
10.3 had come a year after 10.2. 10.2 had come a year after 10.1. 10.1 had come a year after 10.0. 10.4 comes about 18 months after 10.3.
Not true (but you were close):
Mac OS X 10.0: March 2001
~6 months
Mac OS X 10.1: September 2001
~11 months
Mac OS X 10.2: August 2002
~14 months
Mac OS X 10.3: October 2003
~18 months
Mac OS X 10.4: April 2005

I'd say that 10.5 is set for mid to late 2007, with some incredibly cool new features (as always).
-Chase
 

Timelessblur

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Late 2006 is a possibility - that is October or later. Otherwise I'd say by April or so of 2007.
It is still slated to be released May 2006 and MS has not made an any statement stating other wise. Really you all are just making stuff up.

M$ seems pretty set on the May 2006.
 

Bear

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Timelessblur said:
It is still slated to be released May 2006 and MS has not made an any statement stating other wise. Really you all are just making stuff up.

M$ seems pretty set on the May 2006.
Funny, I was talking about the release of Mac OS X after Tiger, not Longhorn. And yes, it is a guess, but I'd say a reasonable one.
 

Timelessblur

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Funny, I was talking about the release of Mac OS X after Tiger, not Longhorn. And yes, it is a guess, but I'd say a reasonable one.
meh it sorry it I though you where talking about longhorn since thier are clearing several post about longhorn with just making stuff up about longhorn
 

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