Mac OS X Hits 10 Years Since First Beta

Posted by at 7:47 am on September 14, 2010

Yesterday, September 13 marked  ten  years since Apple introduced the first Mac OS X beta to the general public. The OS  helped a turn around at Apple, which had faced troubling times in the ’90s.

OS  X  got its start at Apple, when Apple purchased NeXT which bought Steve Jobs back into the Apple Fold.   OS X is based upon OPENSTEP (NeXTSTEP), which was NeXT’s primary product.

After the public beta period, Apple official releaseD OS X  v10.0, AKA Cheetah, early in 2001. The OS has continued through several major updates, which has lead to today’s version OSX v10.6, AKA  Snow Leopard.

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