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Peddyreddy Level 1 Level 1

After OS X Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) there will be OS X 10.9 which is followed by what? Not 10.10 because .10 is equivalant to .1, will it be OS X 11?


iPad, iOS 5.1
Solved by Peddyreddy on Apr 1, 2012 5:04 AM Solved

What a silly question, Obviously they will make it OS X 11!

Reply by etresoft on Apr 1, 2012 5:40 AM Helpful

Maybe they will follow the "new iPad" scheme and just start calling it "OS X".

Reply by BobHarris on Apr 1, 2012 6:14 AM Helpful

And 10.7.3 is not a proper number representation, so why think of 10.10 as a number with a decimal point.

 

If it makes you happy, maybe they can change the version display to 10:10.  Then you can think of it as a time value.  Or at least until they get to 10:60

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  • Peddyreddy Level 1 Level 1

    What a silly question, Obviously they will make it OS X 11!

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7

    Maybe they will follow the "new iPad" scheme and just start calling it "OS X".

  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6

    And 10.7.3 is not a proper number representation, so why think of 10.10 as a number with a decimal point.

     

    If it makes you happy, maybe they can change the version display to 10:10.  Then you can think of it as a time value.  Or at least until they get to 10:60

  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5

    And they can get a promotion going with Spinal Tap, just like Microsoft did with the Stone's and "Start Me Up".

  • b j t Level 4 Level 4

    BobHarris wrote:

     

     

    If it makes you happy, maybe they can change the version display to 10:10.  Then you can think of it as a time value.  Or at least until they get to 10:60

    I would think that by the time Apple get to 10:60 Apple would have run out of the "Big Cat" names to call the OS.

  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6

    There is always "Hello Kitty", "Garfield", Silvester", "Tom" (of Tom and Jerry), etc...

  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5

    There are 41 extant felid's

     

    There are the extinct ones:

    Sabretooth

    American Lion

    ...

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felidae

     

    While a stretch, there is also the Thylacine, though that is more of a wolf than cat.

  • elicia2002 Level 1 Level 1

    What a silly question, Obviously they will make it OS X 11!

     

     

  • ajl Level 1 Level 1

    X is the Roman numeral for 10, and before it came Mac OS 9.

     

    Mac OS X stands alone and nowhere on the Mountain Lion page does Apple write 10.8. This is because 10.8 is the OS number and the version number (version 8 of OS X). Therefore, Mac OS X 11 doesn't make any sense, because X doesn't equal 11. Either the OS will be labelled OS 11 (I doubt Roman numerals will be used because they are not used for iOS, and XI just doesn't look that trendy) or iOS will replace OS X, since it will have reached a level of maturity and features where universal apps can be created that work across iPhone, iPad and Mac. 

  • itkidx Level 1 Level 1

    you do realise that osx 11 means OS 10 11?

  • kvdv Level 1 Level 1

    They should have called it mOS (mobile os) and then they could have called the desktop version iOS.

    Too late I suppose ... 

  • itkidx Level 1 Level 1

    Thats actually a pretty good idea u know.

    how about the mobile one being called ios and they change the meaning of X to be just like pro or something, and make the desktop os iosx

     

    so to summarise:

    Mobile: iOS

    Desktop: iOS X

    X stands for eXtra or eXcel or something more than 10.

  • kvdv Level 1 Level 1

    The best way to go now is :

     

    iPhone & iPad :  iOS

    Macbook Pro & Mac mini & Mac Pro  :  MacOS  (back to their roots)

     

    too bad there's still the iMac, otherwise it would have been perfect  

  • wn7ant Level 1 Level 1

    How about OS Xi?

     

    XI is eleven

     

    The i in Xi will reference iOS (the inevtiable combining of OS X and iOS).  Apple could have some real fun and call it OS Ξ (OS Xi), the 14th letter of the greek alphabet.  It also sounds like someone saying OS I.

     

    All told, if I wanted credit for a guess, this would be the guess I'd take credit for.

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