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  • by belg4mit (967) on 2002.08.06 19:46 (#11485) Homepage Journal
    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?
    • 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 no
      • 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.