Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mac OS X Celebrates 7th or 8th Birthday!

TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog) reports:

This weekend marked a very special date as Mac OS X turned 7 years old. Mac OS X was launched on March 21, 2001. Throughout the years, Mac OS X has definitely seen its share of changes. In these 7 years, OS X has been through 6 versions (7 if you include the first public beta version). Below is a list of the version names, numbers and launch dates of each

Mac OS X release:

Mac OS X Public Beta (September 13, 2000)
Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah (March 21, 2001)
Mac OS X 10.1 Puma (September 25, 2001)
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar (August 23, 2002)
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther (October 24, 2003)
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (April 29, 2005)
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (October 26, 2007)

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My favorite version of Mac OSX so far is Panther (10.3) - mostly because it left very few Macs in the cold when it came to installing. 10.3.9 (if it could run on your machine) was also very stable for me. As someone who writes software, I also appreciated that it had a common underpinning to Tiger and even to Leopard - something not shared with 10.1 or 10.2.

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