Apple started giving Mac–junkies the code names to its new operating systems back in the 90s. I figure it was to keep them from attacking them in the parking lot, begging for news. Mac–junkies are really sad that way.
They even make whole websites in devotion to Macs. Mac this, Mac that. Sad, really.
As the years go, however, we tend to lose the order, or forget what they were. Some days I just don’t bother trying to figure out the internet. For no earthly reason, the largest search engine traffic I get is from people looking to find out what the code names for the releases of Mac OS X were. So…I made this page.
Here you go:
*This was the first version to drop “Mac” from its branding.
** This was the first version to drop the cat name.
Now, go impress your friends!
To be completely honest, I’m not surprised to see the cat names convention end. There’s just not that many types of cats out there. And they picked some strange names. But that’s over...for now.
Who knows what will happen as we begin a brand new world where we name our operating systems after characters from Top Gun.
The popular pages:
Please note that a lot of stuff is gone. If you can’t find it, blame Google.
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