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#46 M_Lyons10

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 13:52

I'm sure it will be OSX .10 They are branding OSX, so it would make absolutely no sense to drop that entirely... What interests me more is what they'll do when they run out of cool cats... Maybe each x10 revision will see a change in animal species... LOL That would be intriguing...


#47 roadwarrior

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 13:55

In that case you don't seem to know Apple very well as the company showed us in the past they are willing to go beyond .9. Per example the OS X Tiger v10.4.10 and v10.4.11 updates.

As I recall though, that 10.4.10 updated did throw some developers for a loop with improper version checking equating 10.4.1 and 10.4.10. I could see the same thing happening with a 10.10 version being mistakenly identified by some software as 10.1.

#48 Stetson

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 14:01

Apple is de-emphasizing the version numbers more and more these days. Really they're just something for developers to be concerned with.

Apple has barely even mentioned that OS X Mountain Lion is version 10.8, probably the only place they've really done so is in information for developers.

I predict that after OS X <Cat Name> (v10.9) will be OS X <Cat Name/New Naming Scheme> (v10.10)

#49 .Neo

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 15:04

As I recall though, that 10.4.10 updated did throw some developers for a loop with improper version checking equating 10.4.1 and 10.4.10. I could see the same thing happening with a 10.10 version being mistakenly identified by some software as 10.1.

Thank God for a thing called "application updates".

#50 roadwarrior

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 15:17

Thank God for a thing called "application updates".

Yeah, I know, I'm just pointing out that some lazy developers (you know, the ones least likely to actually do updates) have in the past screwed up with version checking, and it could happen again with 10.10.

#51 .Neo

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 15:20

Yeah, I know, I'm just pointing out that some lazy developers (you know, the ones least likely to actually do updates) have in the past screwed up with version checking, and it could happen again with 10.10.

From Apple's perspective I don't think that's much of a reason for them to even consider jumping to "v11.0". :)

#52 roadwarrior

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 15:23

From Apple's perspective I don't think that's much of a reason for them to even consider jumping to "v11.0". :)

Oh, certainly not, and I didn't mean to imply that it was. In fact, that would bring all kinds of versioning problems of its own.

#53 .Neo

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 15:31

Haha very well… ;)

#54 Gladiatorus

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 15:45

OS X.X :rofl:

#55 Elliott

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 15:46

OS X.X :rofl:


OS X.X.X will be one hot OS. ;)

#56 peterdanckwerts

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 16:11

It's time for a major OS update and a new name. I agree with those who think that Apple will eventually merge OSX and iOS. If they do, how about Xi?

#57 .Neo

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:22

It's time for a major OS update and a new name.

Something new for the sake of having something new.

#58 Lamp0

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:45

I don't really see why they wouldn't just call it OS XI.

I mean is OS X really that much of a brand name that they can't move forward? I really don't think it is.

but what do I know :p

#59 .Neo

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:49

"OS X" has become Apple's brand name for their desktop operating system. In very much the same way "Windows", "Ubuntu", "Android" or "iOS". For whatever reason some people are still unable to see "OS X" as a name rather than just a version number.

#60 DKAngel

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:55

be nice to see os XI



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