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#31 +Quillz

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:37

No real reason they couldn't do OS X 10.10. And it seems like it's probably going to happen, as Apple is apparently going back to a yearly release cycle for OS X development.


#32 .Neo

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:23

History will repeat itself, honoring the success of Mac OS X :

Well, at least we'll know what to expect.

#33 redvamp128

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:37

Apple OS X 20** then the year -- or just Apple 20** ---- or OS 20** that would make this schematic more easier to manage...

Or even

OS last two of the year-- for example -- OS 12 or OS 13

#34 .Neo

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:24

Apple OS X 20** then the year -- or just Apple 20** ---- or OS 20** that would make this schematic more easier to manage...

How is "OS X Year version XX.XX" easier manageable compared to "OS X Cat version XX.XX"?

All you did was replace the cat name by a year. You still need a version number for developing purposes.

#35 redvamp128

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:06

How is "OS X Year version XX.XX" easier manageable compared to "OS X Cat version XX.XX"?

All you did was replace the cat name by a year. You still need a version number for developing purposes.

OS 12.01 02 03 04 then 13.01.04 (gives you like .99 builds between years)
That is making things much more simple... when you consider using that method.

That and you could also use the 12.01.** 00 for releases but the 12,01.(01) for the developing.

#36 .Neo

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 14:56

A name shouldn't be looked at a from a developers point of view. OS X isn't some Linux distro targeted at geeks, the average customer couldn't care less about the exact release date of a major OS X version.

#37 Elliott

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 14:58

They're going to run out of cats before they run out of version numbers. :p

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 15:00

They're going to run out of cats before they run out of version numbers. :p


Exactly!

#39 .Neo

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 15:01

They're going to run out of cats before they run out of version numbers. :p

Yup, that's what I said on the previous page. :p One has to realize though that there are like 36 known cat species on the planet. So far Apple only utilized 9 of them which means if the company sticks to a yearly release-cycle they won't run out of names until 2039. Depending on how many species will be extinct by then, of course then they can make it about a tribute to those cats fallen and add even more to the list. ;)

#40 iamwasiq

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 15:03

I dont think they will be calling it OS X 10.10 << this is very non-apple esque...
They will most probably call it just OS X with a name but no version number i guess

Expect them to start a bird series...OS X Falcon will be a nice name #just saying :p

#41 threetonesun

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 15:05

They only change the OS number (8,9,X) for major releases. If they were to do that in the near future (before X 10.10), it would be to merge iOS and OS X into one operating system, at which point they'd probably just go back to calling it Mac OS.

#42 Hell-In-A-Handbasket

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 15:05

Version numbers can go past 9

There can be a 10.50.5 if they feel like it

#43 +OOOOOOOO

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 13:31

It's called iOS 10


Anyone who thinks they'll make OSX and iOS the same OS is mental. The fact is, they're different and will always stay different. Sharing codebase of some amount and some feature sets does not equate anything NEAR actually being the same OS. You'd need a SERIOUSLY powerful phone to run anything in the ballpark of OSX. They'll keep them separate forever. They'll never mix them into one. It's also massively confusing for the consumer.

#44 threetonesun

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 13:47

Anyone who thinks they'll make OSX and iOS the same OS is mental. The fact is, they're different and will always stay different. Sharing codebase of some amount and some feature sets does not equate anything NEAR actually being the same OS. You'd need a SERIOUSLY powerful phone to run anything in the ballpark of OSX. They'll keep them separate forever. They'll never mix them into one. It's also massively confusing for the consumer.


They'll have to mix them at some point. It's quite silly that applications which run on my phone can't run on my computer, and that you need to install the same application twice if you want to use it on your phone and PC.

Also, people are moving away from desktops, and more people want a computer that is portable and has a good battery life, which means the processors on the PC end aren't running away from the processors on the tablet end.

#45 Jose_49

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 13:50

In programming, the numbers after the dote does not follow the mathematical notation. 1.1 is different than 1.10 and different than 1.100.

After 1.9, in programming, comes 1.10, after 1.99, comes 1.100, and so on.