You are right, I do spend a lot of time strongly suggesting that people search first and ask questions later. But it is for their own good -- often, when people ask a question that has been posted many times before, nobody even bothers to answer. I figure that the give a man a fish vs.teach him how to fish
principle applies. Plus, searching for USB hard drive
doesn\'t return multiple pages of inscrutable info. Its pretty easy to find the answer.
As to the question of the name of OS X and subsequent releases, there have been speculations abounding as to what is quote correct and what Apple will choose to use. Check out http://www.macosx.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=1563
: this thread has some discussion of what might be OS X numbering conventions.
Anyhow, most people seem to refer to the final version of OS X that will be released sometime next year as OS X Final or OS X 1.0, to differentiate it from what we have now, which is OS X PB. (I prefer the 1.0 designation, because OS X will be far from final when it is released.) Anyway, sorry to digress, but all in all, this question is far from as settled as you make it sound.
[Edited by zpincus on 01-03-2001 at 03:12 PM]