Apple’s Mac OS X is a Unix-based operating system built on technology developed at NeXT (Steve Jobs’ side-project) from the second half of the 1980s until early 1997, when Apple purchased the company.
Mac OS X (currently Leopard) is far and away the best operating system I have ever used. Without getting too technical… Leopard is the fastest, most reliable, stable and powerful Operating System available today.
Apple releases upgrades, enhancements and new features to its Operating Systems in the form of scheduled updates and new version releases. All OS X version releases have been named after big cats, which you can see in the table below. And usually OS releases are approximately one calendar year away from each other.
Leopard was supposed to be unveiled in June 2007. However, as development rapidly progressed on the iPhone, Apple shifted focus solely onto the iPhone to prepare for the iPhone’s June launch. Apple moved engineers and developers over from Leopard specific teams and groups and urged everyone to focus ONLY on iPhone development. This caused the Leopard release to be delayed and released the following October of 2007.
With WWDC approaching in about 10 days, we are only around 4 or 5 months away from a new Apple OS X version release. We are over the half-way, (first half of the new release year, 6 month period) which makes the new Apple OS release countdown inevitable.
I’m getting all tingly inside just thinking about it.
150 days and counting !
(Given that Lion 10.6 is released in late October)