Celebrating 6 Years of OS X: A Look Back at Its Journey

Today we celebrate the sixth anniversary of Mac OS X, which debuted in retail on March 24, 2001, with the release of OS X 10.0, also known as Cheetah. A glance back at Apple’s original press release reveals quaint boasts about revolutionary features like the Dock, which helped users organize their documents and windows.

At the time, Apple celebrated having over 350 native applications for OS X, a number that pales in comparison to the more than 5000 Universal apps now available. As we anticipate the upcoming release of Leopard, it’s evident that OS X has matured significantly over the years.

It’s exciting to think about what the next six years might bring for this beloved operating system. Happy birthday, Mac OS X!

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Special thanks to all who reminded us of this milestone!

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