Happy Birthday Mac OS X! Mac OS X Turns 10 Years Old Today
Believe it or not, Mac OS X is celebrating it’s birthday and turns 10 years old today. First released to the public on March 24, 2001, Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah was a huge conceptual leap forward for the Mac platform. Unfortunately the first OS X iteration was painfully slow and largely unusable due to performance issues, and these troubles kept most Mac users on Mac OS 9 until 10.1 was released which sped things up dramatically. Things rapidly evolved from there and the rest is obviously history.
This is what the first release of Mac OS X 10 Cheetah looked like, featuring elements that are still familiar today but with a candy striped Aqua interface:
Over the course of 10 years, what started as Mac OS X Cheetah has been refined into Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which is scheduled for release this summer and looks a bit different:
Happy Birthday to Mac OS X!
Will Mac OS X be around in another 10 years? Probably not by name, but elements of it will surely live long into Apple’s future.
It’s means “it is” or “it has”, AND NOTHING ELSE!
GC, you should work on your reading skills. This article, as it says on the top, was released on March 24, 2011.
However, it is odd that this, and other year-old articles, are showing up on Macsurfer today.
Do the math, it’s eleven years old. Also, it is ‘OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion’ that is being released this summer not Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
I just noticed, this article is a year old!
Why does this site say it is 10 years old?
A bit odd that the “father” of Mac OS X Bertrand leaves the day before the birthday, isn’t it??
I remember using the Public Beta of OS X, good gawd was it ugly with all the pinstripes. Glad they got over that quickly!
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