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  • Is OS 10. Afterall was it not common to call prior
    versions OS 9 etc.?

    This of course makes /MacOS X v?10\.\d+/ incredibly redundant/l4m3.
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    Were that I say, pancakes?
    • by pudge (1) on 2002.08.06 21:38 (#11490) Homepage Journal
      Is OS 10.

      No, it's not. There is no Mac OS 10. It is Mac OS X, version 10.

      Afterall was it not common to call prior versions OS 9 etc.?

      There is no version of Mac OS *after* version 9, so it isn't "prior" to anything. Mac OS X is not Mac OS; Mac OS 9 is not a prior version of Mac OS, it is the current version.

      Mac OS and Mac OS X are different operating systems; it makes no sense to say that Mac OS X is a later version of the same OS, or that Mac OS 9 is an earlier version of the same OS. They are not the same OS, they are different. Hence, they have different names.

      Regardless, no, no one called it "OS 9" or "OS 8". I'd never once heard that, until Mac OS X came along.

      This of course makes /MacOS X v?10\.\d+/ incredibly redundant/l4m3.

      It is not redundant at all, as "X" is not part of the version, it is part of the name. It sounds redundant when you say it out loud, but it is not actually redundant.

      And there is no such thing operating system as "MacOS".
      • Regardless, no, no one called it "OS 9" or "OS 8". I'd never once heard that, until Mac OS X came along.

        I did. And still do. Please don't confuse what you have never heard with what doesn't exist. In the context of "Mac OS," I find "OS 8", "OS 9", and "OS X" all perfectly acceptable.
        • I'm sorry if you take literally a statement like "no one ever said that," since it is impossible to take literally ...

          And while you may find them acceptable, I do not. You are free to find them acceptable, and I am free to think they are stupid. :)
        • To be honest, I still use the term 'System', as in System 6, System 7, System 9 =)

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          • Well, that's wrong, too. :D I can't remember when they made the switch. I know it was Macintosh System 7.5 and Mac OS 8. I can't recall if 7.6 was Mac OS, or Macintosh System.