Mac OS X (originally called Rhapsody) is the industrial strength OS produced by Apple to run on PowerPC systems (replacing what is often referred to as Mac OS Classic. Mac OS X is at its heart a variant of UNIX and possesses its underlying power (and the ability to run many of the traditional UNIX tools, including the GNU tools). It also was designed to mimic other OSes on demand via what it originally refered to as "boxes" (actually high-performance emulators); it has the built-in capability to run programs written for older Mac OS (via its "BlueBox", officially called Mac OS Classic) and work was started on making it also run Windows '95 / '98 / ME software (via what was called its "YellowBox"). There are also a few rumors going around that future versions may even be able to run Newton software (via the "GreenBox"). It provides a selection of two window managers built-in: Aqua and X-Windows (with Aqua being the default).
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The latest version of the Apple operating system, which combines the reliability of UNIX with the ease of use of Macintosh.
An operating system with a graphical user interface, developed by Apple for Macintosh computers, based on UNIX.
The operating system currently used by Macintosh computers.
Mac OS X, pronounced "Mac Oh-Es Ten," is the current version of the operating ...
Operating system that now comes as a standard with all Apple computers. It relies on a custom version of a BSD kernel, called "Darwin", that has been released as open source; the OS contains lots of free software, such as GNU Chess, Emacs, ... Since its release, numerous free applications have been ported to Mac OS X, so that it is now easy to get lots of high quality programs at no cost The use of UNIX by Apple show how predominant this system is, and adoption of open source philosophy for part of the code illustrates how open source can be advantageous for all, programmers and users as well.
The most recent version of Mac OS.
Apple's new operating system versions 10.0 and up. Interarchy only supports version 10.2.4 and up, and 10.2.6 and up is recommended.
Mac OS X (official IPA pronunciation: ) is a line of proprietary, graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc., the latest of which is pre-loaded on all currently shipping Macintosh computers. Mac OS X is the successor to the original Mac OS, which had been Apple's primary operating system since 1984. Unlike its predecessor, Mac OS X is a Unix-like operating system built on technology that had been developed at Ne XT through the second half of the 1980s and up until Apple purchased the company in early 1997.