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.