What version of the Mac OS did you enjoy the most?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nick9191, Feb 15, 2009.

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Which Mac OS version did you enjoy the most?

  1. 1-5

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  2. System 6

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  3. System 7

    9 vote(s)
    6.0%
  4. Mac OS 8

    5 vote(s)
    3.3%
  5. Mac OS 9

    5 vote(s)
    3.3%
  6. Cheetah

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Puma

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Jaguar

    4 vote(s)
    2.7%
  9. Panther

    10 vote(s)
    6.7%
  10. Tiger

    42 vote(s)
    28.0%
  11. Leopard

    73 vote(s)
    48.7%
  1. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    #1
    Most of us are using Mac OS X Tiger or Leopard, either because our applications require it, or because its what came with the computer, or because we like it.

    But what version of the Mac OS (Classic or X) did you enjoy the most for the time it was released? What version was the most advanced for the time it was released? What was the most stable?
     
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  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    #3
    7.5.5 was alot of fun... You could still boot the computer off a floppy yet had multitasking, etc...
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    #4
    10.4's Spotlight Show All since it had the file type categories.
     
  5. Babooshka macrumors 6502

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    #5
    Tiger, all the fun and that of OS X, but the Classic environment for OS 9
     
  6. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I voted for Tiger because that's the OS that made me want to finally purchase a mac for myself. I had used macs before at school but it wasn't until I was forced to use Tiger daily at work that I fell in love.
     
  7. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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  8. YuriVoorhak macrumors regular

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    #8
    System 8 (as I insisted on calling it) still holds a special place in my heart as my first major OS upgrade. I still have to fight the temptation to run it on something even though I have no use for it whatsoever. Well, other than to remind myself of a time before a bunch of troglodytes with iPhones and Intel laptops* invaded the Mac community.

    (*Yes, I am one of the snots who is convinced that the net effect of increased market share has been shoddy build quality and a much dumber MAC (lol?) community. Sosumi.)
     
  9. HLdan macrumors 603

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    #9
    Damn, I voted for 9 but my first Mac came with OS 8.5 and I loved it and that's what kept me on a Mac to this day. It's always about the first impression. :)
     
  10. zap2 macrumors 604

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    #10
    Between 10.3 and 10.5...but 10.4 was good too


    10.5 is just a great OS, and 10.3 is where I started
     
  11. nout72 macrumors regular

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    OS9 was the first system I used and wich made me familair with a graphical user interface and I liked it a lot.
    But I voted Leopard, because I never had real trouble with the system which I had with OS9 (extension conflicts, internet trouble) and because Leopard just has it all: the looks, the stability and the features.
     
  12. Sky Blue Guest

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    10.2.
    It was the first time OS X became really useable without having to boot into OS9, imo. The first time that 'wow' factor was there.

    I like 10.5 too.
     
  13. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    I'm with you. Having classic as well as 10 was awesome. Myst ran like a dream on my G5 tower.
     
  14. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    #14
    It's between 10.2 and 10.5. 10.2 was the one I started on so it gave me a good first impression, and I just like 10.5 a lot.
     
  15. kolax macrumors G3

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    Tiger.

    While Leopard feels like a Mac a wee bit, Tiger really feels like a Mac. Don't ask why, cos I can't explain it..
     
  16. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    #16
    There was a reason why Apple was near bankruptcy at the point they released the 7.5.x series of updates :). Mainly because it was the most unreliable piece of trash in existence.
     
  17. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

    XnavxeMiyyep

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    Definitely OS X 10.3.

    It was when OS X became fast enough to use. I still remember the first time I tested it on my G3 iMac.
     
  18. wankey macrumors 6502a

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    Tiger was my favorite.

    The graphics design in Tiger fits much better than Leopard does.

    Leopard feels like they were taking the graphics to another level but then decided there wasn't enough time to give it a once-over so retained alot of Tiger's graphics.

    I hope Snow Leopard brings about a sweeping change in Leopard graphics wise and gets rid of legacy graphics or simply updated looking legacy graphics for a completely new set that themes well together.

    Also Tiger's Dock graphic was way better than Leopard.
     
  19. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    #19
    I got to use a Macintosh 128K about a month before they were introduced. Experiencing that UI was the most profound and enjoyable experience I have ever had with an OS.

    Mac OS X is great...but nothing compares to that first experience.

    S-
     
  20. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Leopard. Definitely my favourite so far. Especially with 4GB of RAM in my unibody MacBook. This thing flies!
     
  21. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i said OS 9, but i could have easily have said OS 8, Tiger, or Leopard. they have all been big turning points IMO.
     
  22. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Tiger, solely because of Expose. It is hands-down the feature I miss the most when I use my work PC (XP), or any older Macs.
     
  23. Applepi macrumors 6502a

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    I loved Tiger and still run it on my iMac G4. But after having Leopard since release day, it's safe to say that it's my favorite. I can't really explain exactly what it is that makes me prefer it over Tiger, I just feel more "at home" using 10.5
     
  24. zap2 macrumors 604

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    #24
    That came out on 10.3 :D
     
  25. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    #25
    Yet another reason why 10.3 was the version I enjoyed most!
     

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