As Mac OS X derives much of it's heritage from earlier NeXT releases, here is a list of the NeXT/Apple OS from version 0.8 to 5.6:Bushwacker said:Can anyone tell me how many versions of OS X there is?
Well, I didn't know that you were posting... we posted at almost the same time.dktrickey said:Touche' RacerX!
That is an interesting thing to look at... what were the versions of the Mac OS used in the Mac OS compatibility environments... Well, this is what I have on that subject:Of course, all versions of OS X that I've seen have Classic running OS 9, preceeded by 8.x, etc.
Well, it start with 4.3BSD (with the original release of NEXTSTEP), and later 4.4BSD then 4.4BSD Lite. During the Rhapsody days many of the parts Apple used came from OpenBSD and NetBSD. It wasn't until Darwin that Apple started using mainly FreeBSD.And OS X owes important brains to Free BSD and UCLA's and CMU's work . . .
If you wanna know how many final releases of OS X (as we know it) made it to the general public (i.e., you could buy a boxed set in a store), then that would be about 5:Bushwacker said:Seems like a lot. What if I would of said "Estimated number of Titles" would that make a difference?
BTW thank you for such excellent replies.
Well, then we shouldn't over look the early Mac OS X Server releases (that weren't associated with Mac OS X releases). Mac OS X Server 1.0, 1.2 and 1.2v3 were all sold in boxes in stores (starting in the spring of 1999 and ending in the summer of 2001 with the release of Mac OS X Server 10.0.3).ElDiabloConCaca said:...made it to the general public (i.e., you could buy a boxed set in a store)...
Really? I can't remember the last time I opened up a terminal in any of my Rhapsody-based systems ( well, not exactly true, I'm pretty sure I used the terminal a few times a couple weeks ago when setting up my 8600 for the first time and changing the 7500 over to it's server tasks).nixgeek said:I played around briefly with Mac OS X Server 1.0 at my old workplace. Quite an interesting beast. Of course, my Linux/Unix skills weren't like they are now, so I couldn't find much use for it other than to open windows here and there.
Wow.10.2, for me, still had some 30 second beachballs. Not as many. That must have been Finder. Finder would get stuck waiting for something and sit down and cry.
Again, I was still a little new to the Rhapsody experience. I would love to play with it again today as I would probably be able to do a lot more with it now, espeically considering the great Rhapsody resource we have here in you.RacerX said:Really? I can't remember the last time I opened up a terminal in any of my Rhapsody-based systems ( well, not exactly true, I'm pretty sure I used the terminal a few times a couple weeks ago when setting up my 8600 for the first time and changing the 7500 over to it's server tasks).
I spend most of my time in Rhapsody doing either web design or page layout in Create 10.0. All of my Rhapsody Resource Page (which will soon be moved to www.rhapsodyos.org) was made using Rhapsody based tools on my Rhapsody systems. And oddly enough (because I didn't set out to do it) most of my NEXTSTEP and OPENSTEP Resource Page was made in Rhapsody too.
There isn't that much I can't do in Rhapsody that I can do in Mac OS X. This morning I was doing some simple sound editing in Rhapsody (using Resound 3.0). I did some quick image corrections yesterday using ToyViewer and PixelNhance, and browsed some image CDs using ToyAlbum.
Granted, most people had no idea what apps were out there for Rhapsody... and no idea where to find them, but they did/do exist. For me, Create having illustration, webdesign and page layout abilities covers a great many bases. ToyViewer, PixelNhance and TIFFany 3 can do most of the image correction, editing and processing that I need. And if TextEdit (I use an Objective C version, not Apple's Java version) didn't cover what I needed as a word processor, there is always WriteUp or even PasteUp (another page layout application). For what browsing I do in Rhapsody OmniWeb 3 is fine (and it is great as a HTML source editor) and RBrowser has all my FTP needs covered.
And then there are games. I have four versions of DOOM (Ultimate DOOM, DOOM II, Final Doom: The Plutonia Experiment, Final Doom: TNT - Evilution), Heretic and Quake II installed on my 8600 (I have a page on that stuff here). Plus I have Balling, Hextris, FarmersMahJongg and some other games on there, so I have plenty of entertainment.
And I can even play music. I currently use MacOSXAmp as my mp3 player, but I could also run iTunes in Blue Box (I recently modified a version of iTunes 1.0 to run in Mac OS 8.6).
The Unix side of these systems is nice... but I rarely use it myself.