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How Old is OS X?

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#1 Ricardo

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:16 AM

Hope you don't mind a question from a PC guy, but how long has OS X been around?
If I'm not mistaken, when it first came out I read about one of Madonna's techies using it and slowly coming to trust using it in a live show. That was quite a while ago, I think.
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#2 v0id

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:49 PM

Mac OS X has been around since 1999, while Mac OS has been around since 1984.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 04:45 AM

Yup. OS X just means version 10 of Mac OS (roman numerals). I think that Mac OS came out around the same time as DOS and Windows.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 06:59 PM

is there anyway to get mac o.s on windows?
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 05:16 AM

is there anyway to get mac o.s on windows?

No. Both Mac OS and Windows are operating systems; two separate operating systems, and therefore you can't get Mac OS "on" Windows.
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 11:48 AM

No. Both Mac OS and Windows are operating systems; two separate operating systems, and therefore you can't get Mac OS "on" Windows.

ok thanx
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 05:21 PM

You can put it in a vmware session on Windows but its not that great.
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 06:06 PM

You can put it in a vmware session on Windows but its not that great.

Maybe I will just stay with the traditional windows XP.
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 01:48 AM

is there anyway to get mac o.s on windows?


Yes you can install a modified version of MAC OS X on a vmware session.
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#10 Ricardo

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:29 AM

Yes you can install a modified version of MAC OS X on a vmware session.


Could I ask what is vmware?

Would that be the software that would also allow you to use a previous version of windows?

I heard about that possibility in discussions about trying to run some Windows 95 software (PC Paintbrush Designer) on XP.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:11 AM

That is something else. VMware is a software that acts like a virtual PC. You can install OSes etc on it. Just like a normal pc.
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#12 Davide

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 03:05 AM

is there anyway to get mac o.s on windows?


Yes you can, you can use VMware to virtualize a Mac OS, and run it in a window inside Windows.
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