Post subject: Re: Will 10.7 be the last OS for Mac OS X? Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:05 pm
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How about Mac OS XI, or just straight Mac OS 11?
"Mac OS [number]" was the old system up to version 9. Mac OS X was really a complete revamp, with a load of better and new features. Going back to the old non-X system will make it look like the old system of "Mac OS [number]". People won't expect so much. It's all marketing.
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Post subject: Re: Will 10.7 be the last OS for Mac OS X? Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:27 am
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The original bases for Mac Os X was intended to have a life cycle of 20-30 years. We have hit the 10 year anaversery just a few months ago, so I think the foundation for Mac Os X will carry on for a while longer. However Apple is running out of big cat names for their operating systems so I think we can count on at least 10.8 making it's way out onto shelfs before Apple begins to think about Os 11. Mac Os Sabertooth perhaps in 2012 or 2013, depending on what Apple's focus is on.
Post subject: Re: Will 10.7 be the last OS for Mac OS X? Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:16 pm
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I don't think running out of cat names will cause them to dump Mac OS X. And there's no way everyone who owns a Mac would suddenly install iOS on it. I have a feeling Mac OS X will be around for a while.
Post subject: Re: Will 10.7 be the last OS for Mac OS X? Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:21 pm
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taken for granted that OS X 10.8 is going to come out, they might just as well have version numbers of the sort 11.foo and name that (Mac?) OS X 11.foo It seems reasonable to just drop the X = 10 concept and have ou es ten become just a brand name