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2006-03-25
5 years to go 'til OS X is gone.
Today's the first day of the last five years of Mac OS X' reign. When Apple introduced Mac OS X yesterday five years ago, Steve Jobs said it would be the OS for the next decade. So let's start to anticipate the mourning after, erh, the morning after. What will we see on March 24, 2011? OS 11? Would make some sense. Something more spherical? OS elEvate? Bah, whatever.
It's been five years of OS X now, and I remember every version since before that day in 2001 (March 24) well. Although I must say that I've forgotten some details about Panther (10.3) already, certainly couldn't say whether one or the other feature was introduced in Jaguar (10.2) or Puma (10.1), but I know for sure that Cheetah (10.0) did not have CD-burning capability until some dot-dot update came along, and that it generally sucked speed-wise but still let me work faster throughout the day than OS 9 did, because I didn't have to reboot three or four times, depending on how bad OS 9 felt (depending on, erh, weather?) that day.
Either way: I'm looking forward to Leopard (10.5) and what changes might come, and I hope you'll all enjoy the ride with me while we near the end of OS X in five years.
Comments:
Hey fryke,

You've got it almost right, every update is 1,5 years from now.. 5 X 1,5 = 7,5 years to go ;-)
Hurray for OSX!

Greets Dennis

P.S. keep up the good blogging!
I like this Apple blog more then the others!
 
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_You_ almost got it right. We have _no_ idea whether Apple will further slow down or increase speed with OS X updates. But: Apple said OS X would be _the_ Mac OS for the next decade. And a decade is a decade is a decade. ;)
 
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