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A Dozen Candles: Happy Birthday OS X!

23 March 2013 1,413 views No Comment

Steve Jobs introduced new Power Macs, iTunes and, perhaps most important of all, OS X at Macworld San Francisco on January 9. The official OS X birthday occurred a few months later on Saturday, March 24, 2001

Though Steve Jobs introduced (video below) OS X at Macworld San Francisco on January 9, the official OS X birthday occurred a few months later on Saturday, March 24, 2001 when Apple shipped Mac OS X v10.0 “Cheetah” for $129.

• 10.0 Cheetah — March 24, 2001
• 10.1 Puma — September 25, 2001
• 10.2 Jaguar — August 24, 2002
• 10.3 Panther — October 24, 2003
• 10.4 Tiger — April 29, 2005
• 10.5 Leopard — October 26, 2007
• 10.6 Snow Leopard — August 28, 2009
• 10.7 Lion — July 20, 2011
• 10.8 Mountain Lion — July 25, 2012

Do you remember the PowerMac G4 with the “Power to Burn”? Digital Hub? The Titanium PowerBook? OS X and all of the above were formally introduced at Macworld San Francisco 2001.

It was a seminal event and Jobs was in fighting form, delivering a near flawless keynote.

Those were halcyon days. Today is pretty neat, too, and a great majority of the goodness we enjoy now sprang from the Apple of 2001 — thanks, Steve.

So, happy 12th birthday OS X and many, many happy returns…

What’s your take?

via Wikipedia, image Biography.com

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