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Wheels
3rd September 2005, 08:58 PM
Hi,

How often does Apple generally update Mac OS X? I understand that Tiger only recently came out this year so how long vagely will this version last for before it is superseded by the next edition??

Wheels8989

dangelovich
3rd September 2005, 10:07 PM
If I remember correctly from Steve's WWDC keynote, there has been a release every year for the last 5 years now.

Devski
3rd September 2005, 10:10 PM
Late 2006 / Early 2007

Wheels
3rd September 2005, 11:13 PM
OK thanks for that!

Currawong
4th September 2005, 07:30 AM
The early versions of Mac OS X were released more or less every year, up until 10.3, as there was still much development to be done. There was a considerably longer period between 10.3 and 10.4 has 10.3(.9) is a very mature and stable OS. As many point updates not only fix bugs but deliver new features, it's likely 10.4 will be around for quite a while. I wouldn't be surprised if 10.5 arrives in time to compete with the release of Windows Vista.

On-Site-Tec
4th September 2005, 11:27 AM
Yep Steve said 10.5 would be released around the same time is Vista. Or longhorn as it was still known as at the time of the keynote.

Matt.

feeze
4th September 2005, 11:30 AM
Steve also said during one of his keynotes that they will be slowing down the development of Mac OS X. So after Leopard it will probably be every 2 to 3 years.

WonderBoy
4th September 2005, 12:25 PM
Originally posted by feeze@Sep 4 2005, 11:30 AM
Steve also said during one of his keynotes that they will be slowing down the development of Mac OS X. So after Leopard it will probably be every 2 to 3 years.
And I don't see that as a bad thing. I'd rather a mature stable OS than more and more features that only a handful of people use.