This series of graphical operating systems is owned and used by Apple Inc, and is the basis of their Mac computers. The underlying software is called Darwin and is based on several open source components.
Mac OS X is the second line of operating systems, premiered in 2001 with the Mac OS X 10.0. The main alternative to OS Windows, the Unix-like Mac OS X is quite popular with users, despite still somewhat prevalent software compatibility issues.
Technipages Explains Mac OS X
While Apple is probably best known for its iPhones, the company actually sold Macintosh or Mac computers long before the invention of the smartphone, and thus even longer since they too joined the smartphone market.
As for Mac OS X – it has been the main operating system for Apple’s computers since 2001. Multiple major version updates have been released and functionality has been updated significantly since then. Extremely popular with users because of its simple functionality, the main drawback of it now is the fact that a lot of software simply isn’t compatible, making Macs a bad choice for gamers, for example.
In return though, Mac OS X has many functions built-in that other operating systems need to install something for, such as email clients, music players and more. This makes it easy to use especially for casual users, as a lot of the tools needed for office use, for example, come bundled with the OS.
Newer versions of the OS have been titled macOS, following the same nomenclature as iOS and watchOS, which are other operating system products offered by Apple Inc, more specifically ones for mobile devices like phones and smartwatches.
Common Uses of Mac OS X
- Mac OS X 10.o was the first desktop version of the new line of Mac OS.
- Mac OS X nomenclature mostly featured the names of big cats like Puma and Tiger until OS X 10.9.
- OS X 10.9 Mavericks was released on October 22, 2013.
Common Misuses of Mac OS X
- Mac OS X powers iPhones.