Will Tiger be OS X or OS XI ?

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in macOS edited January 2014
Does anyone know how Apple will name this major update of the OS?



It seems like it deserves a new number but could it just be OS X 10.4?



Any opinions? Has Apple said anything? Will there be a big marketing push?



I'm looking forward to Spotlight searches...

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  • Reply 1 of 14
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by DifferentLee

    Does anyone know how Apple will name this major update of the OS?



    It seems like it deserves a new number but could it just be OS X 10.4?



    Any opinions? Has Apple said anything? Will there be a big marketing push?



    I'm looking forward to Spotlight searches...




    It's just 10.4
  • Reply 2 of 14
    hobbeshobbes Posts: 1,252member
    OS X will be OS X 10.x for some time to come.



    Thus the big cat nicks.
  • Reply 3 of 14
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    Does the X even really stand for "10?" Why isn't it OS X.3.8? My impression is that the X is for the new Unix-type OS, and the 10 that comes after it is the chronological designation. So in a few years we might have OS X 11.0.



    Hmm. Or maybe that would be too strange.
  • Reply 4 of 14
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by BRussell

    Does the X even really stand for "10?" Why isn't it OS X.3.8? My impression is that the X is for the new Unix-type OS, and the 10 that comes after it is the chronological designation. So in a few years we might have OS X 11.0.



    Hmm. Or maybe that would be too strange.




    X is 10. To say "x" is actually wrong. You're supposed to say "ten".

    (but who does?)
  • Reply 5 of 14
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by BRussell

    Does the X even really stand for "10?" Why isn't it OS X.3.8? My impression is that the X is for the new Unix-type OS, and the 10 that comes after it is the chronological designation. So in a few years we might have OS X 11.0.



    Hmm. Or maybe that would be too strange.




    Or Mac OS X v10.10
  • Reply 6 of 14
    No, no, ... OS XI will be no more cats, but dinosaurs. OS XI will be called 'raptor'
  • Reply 7 of 14
    a_greera_greer Posts: 4,594member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Silver

    No, no, ... OS XI will be no more cats, but dinosaurs. OS XI will be called 'raptor'



    Naw, it will be like livestock, first, in 2011, Apple Longhorn, beating MS by a month
  • Reply 8 of 14
    I can't wait till Apple goes to OS 11.



    Get Spinal Tap for the adverts.

    "But this one goes to 11."
  • Reply 9 of 14
    OS X (10) will be OS X (10) until OS XI (11), which will likely be marketed under an entirely different name: "Utopia" (just my idea).



    Only when aqua, etc. completely disappear in favor of a complete overhaul (though not quite as dramatic as the shift from 9 to X) will we see a new naming convention. I'm talking about radical UI changes and adoption of groundbreaking technologies.



    There will, therefore, at least be an OS 10.8.8.
  • Reply 10 of 14
    lundylundy Posts: 4,466member
    Type the following into Terminal:



    say "Mac OS X"



    and hear it from the horse's mouth.
  • Reply 11 of 14
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    I believe the naming scheme is a bit different than what we had with the Classic Mac OS. In Mac OS X (X being a roman numeral), I take the X or 10 as the overall architecture version, that is, the major version of the kernel and low-lying structure. The next digit, .3 for Panther, .4 for Tiger represents major OS changes on top of that architecture. So the jump from 10.3 to 10.4 is more akin to the jump from System 7 to OS 8. Same basic stuff under the hood, but added to, altered, refined and fixed.
  • Reply 12 of 14
    Once and for all:

    Mac Os X is the name of a Platform

    and this is for a long time to come.

  • Reply 13 of 14
    bigsbigs Posts: 12member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by lundy

    Type the following into Terminal:



    say "Mac OS X"



    and hear it from the horse's mouth.




    That's pretty cool
  • Reply 14 of 14
    Quote:

    Originally posted by lundy

    Type the following into Terminal:



    say "Mac OS X"



    and hear it from the horse's mouth.




    *snip* cool
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