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Happy birthday! Mac OS X turns 9

It was nine years ago today that Mac OS X 10.0 was born -- or became available to the general public anyway. On September 13, 2000 Apple released a public beta called "Kodiak" (think of this as OS X's conception). On March 24, 2001 Apple effectively ditched OS 9 for the current generation OS that would allow ultimate scalability for the coming decades. Since then, Mac OS X has had seven or eight major versions depending on who you ask. Jobs considered Mac OS X 10.4.4 major version since it was totally rewritten to run on Intel chips. Here's a list of the names and subsequent release dates for all the versions thus far.
  • 10.0 Cheetah -- March 24, 2001
  • 10.1 Puma -- September 25, 2001
  • 10.2 Jaguar -- August 24, 2002
  • 10.3 Panther -- October 24, 2003
  • 10.4 Tiger -- April 29, 2005
  • 10.4 Intel Tiger -- January 10, 2006
  • 10.5 Leopard -- October 26, 2007
  • 10.6 Snow Leopard -- August 28, 2009
Check out the gallery below for screen shots of each versions and also don't forget to send in your suggestions to help us tell Apple what you want to see in the next version of Mac OS X!



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It was nine years ago today that Mac OS X 10.0 was born -- or became available to the general public anyway. On September 13, 2000 Apple...