Evolution of Mac OS

The Evolution of Mac OS Versions:

The First Mac OS

Mac OS X 10 Public Beta

Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah

  • The Aqua UI was slow and sluggish: the earlier operating systems were faster compared to it.
  • It had stability issues and was riddled with numerous bugs which caused kernel panics.
  • Hardware and compatibility issues, like missing DVD playback, not having a CD burning feature, and missing hardware driver issues.

Mac OS X 10.1 Puma

Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar

Mac OS X 10.3 Panther

  • TextEdit, which became compatible with Microsoft Word docs.
  • Exposé, which helps users manage their Windows.

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

  • Mail 2 — a newer and improved version of the Mail app.
  • Dashboard — an app which featured widgets like a world clock, weather, and unit converter.
  • Dictionary — this uses the New Oxford American Dictionary.

Mac OS X Leopard 10.5

  • Time Machine, a utility tool which allows the user to back up deleted or replaced files.
  • Quick Look, this allows documents to be viewed on a separate application without having to open them.
  • iCal now allows calendar sharing and group scheduling. It is also closely synced with the Mail app as well and the icon shows the date even when not in use.

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

  • The Finder was completely rewritten in Apple’s native application programming interface Cocoa, making it faster and more responsive.
  • A faster Safari browser and new features such as Top Sites, Cover Flow, and VoiceOver.

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

OS X 10.9 Mavericks

OS X 10.10 Yosemite

OS X 10.11 El Capitan

The latest version of macOS: Catalina



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