The Evolution of Mac OS

Feb 14, 2010 - 1 Comment

old mac os

Mac OS has come a long ways since System 1.0, and there’s no better way to see just how far we’ve come than to look at screenshots. From the earliest years to the latest versions, it’s a journey that is rather remarkable over three decades of development and refinement.

We’ve included some of the great pictures below from earliest versions of Mac OS to now. Then, Francesco Mugnai went further, having compiled quite a comprehensive collection of screenshots that chronicles the evolution of the Mac operating system, it’s a fun walk through time, so check it out if you like to reminisce about the good old days of SE/30’s and LCII’s!

Impressive to to go from this in Mac OS System 6:
mac evolution system 6

To this with Mac OS System 7

Mac Plus emulator screen shot

To this with Mac OS 9:
Mac OS 9 Boot Screen with Extensions loading

To this with Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard:

snow leopard desktop

mac evolution snow leopard

To this with Mac OS X Lion:

Mac OS X Lion Mission Control screenshot

To this with OS X Yosemite:

OS X Yosemite

OS X El Capitan mac screen shot

To This with OS X EL Capitan:

OS X El Capitan

Check out Mac OS Evolution: System 1.0 to 10.6 for more.

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Posted by: David Mendez in Retro

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  1. Brad says:

    Ah yes Mac OS has come a long way :).

    With each version being better then the last.

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