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10.2.6 versus X.2.6 - Mac Applications & Software

I know this is a nitpick, but it's hard to search the google archives when people use too many variations of KEY search terms. I think it is officially "Mac OS X", not "OSX", and "10.2.6" or "10.3" or "10.1.5" but definitely NOT "X.2.6". Even though such posts are easily understood, it dilutes the value of the archives. If I'm looking for some app or printer or bug fix for some version of an OS, I search on 10.#.# , not X.#.# or 9.2.2, not IX.2.2. If you're using X.#.# to save one keystroke today, keep in mind that you'll ...

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    Default 10.2.6 versus X.2.6

    I know this is a nitpick, but it's hard to search the google archives when
    people use too many variations of KEY search terms. I think it is officially
    "Mac OS X", not "OSX", and "10.2.6" or "10.3" or "10.1.5" but definitely
    NOT "X.2.6".

    Even though such posts are easily understood, it dilutes the value of the
    archives. If I'm looking for some app or printer or bug fix for some version
    of an OS, I search on 10.#.# , not X.#.# or 9.2.2, not IX.2.2.

    If you're using X.#.# to save one keystroke today, keep in mind that you'll
    be wasting keystrokes with OS X 12 (XII), 13 (XIII) and 14 (XIV).

    Thank you.






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    pickingnits <ip-mobilphone.net> wrote:
     

    I agree. But sometimes nitpicking is necessary, especially when the
    context is technology.
     

    Indeed.
     

    I am actually upset with Apple's numbering of Mac OS X all along.

    The first version was "Mac OS X Server 1.0". Then came "Mac OS X 10.0".
    I wished they had used a different numbering scheme for the early server
    versions of Mac OS X.

    Then there is the Darwin version number.

    Mac OS X Server 1.0 reported 5.x (ims).
    Mac OS X 10.0 reported 1.x.x.
    Mac OS X 10.1 reported either 1.x.x or 5.x.
    Mac OS X 10.2 reported 5.x, later 6.x.
    Mac OS X 10.3 apparently reports 7.x.

    And while later version numbers (5.x and higher) fall neatly within the
    NEXTSTEP numbering scheme (last version before OS X was 4.2), it does
    seem weird that Mac OS X Server 1.0 and Mac OS X 10.2 use the same 5.x
    numbers and that early Darwin versions were numbered 1.x, not 5.x as
    they should have been.

    So what we have now is two version numbers, one reflecting the Mac OS
    heritage (9.x -> 10.x) and one reflecting the NEXTSTEP heritage (4.x ->
    5.x, 6.x, 7.x). It makes sense now, but it didn't for Mac OS X Server
    1.x and Mac OS X 10.0/10.1.

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    pickingnits <ip-mobilphone.net> wrote:
     

    I agree with you, but I'm afraid you're fighting a losing battle. A
    while back, while giving someone troubleshooting advice, I also casually
    correct his use of "System Ten," and he read me the riot act, saying I
    was brainwashed by Steve Jobs and that he went to a major journalism
    school so he ought to know (not that I understood him in the least, mind
    you!). The point is that there are people out there who are
    intentionally using incorrect terminology, and we're not going to change
    people with that mindset.

    --
    Mike Rosenberg

    <http://www.macconsult.com> Macintosh consulting services for NE Florida
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    In article <1g0uy1n.1o50eev16dtprbN%invalid>, Mike
    Rosenberg <invalid> wrote:
     
    >
    > I agree with you, but I'm afraid you're fighting a losing battle. A
    > while back, while giving someone troubleshooting advice, I also casually
    > correct his use of "System Ten," and he read me the riot act, saying I
    > was brainwashed by Steve Jobs and that he went to a major journalism
    > school so he ought to know (not that I understood him in the least, mind
    > you!). The point is that there are people out there who are
    > intentionally using incorrect terminology, and we're not going to change
    > people with that mindset.[/ref]

    The good news is, there's no reason you'd ever want to read posts by
    such people, so it's no big deal that you won't be able to find them in
    the Google Usenet archives.

    --
    Jerry Kindall, Seattle, WA <http://www.jerrykindall.com/>

    When replying by e-mail, use plain text ONLY to make sure I read it.
    Due to spam and viruses, I filter all mail with HTML or attachments.
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    Jerry Kindall <invalid> wrote:
     

    Excellent point, Jerry. And even if someone uses the wrong terminology
    in asking a question, any worthwhile responses are likely to use the
    correct terms.

    --
    Mike Rosenberg

    <http://www.macconsult.com> Macintosh consulting services for NE Florida
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    In article <1g0uy1n.1o50eev16dtprbN%invalid>,
    invalid (Mike Rosenberg) wrote:
     

    I sometimes catch myself writing OX 10. So far, I've caught and
    corrected every one of them before sending it--or no one has called me
    on it.

    --Michelle

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