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The history of macOS, showed in pictures

Operating system macOS was first introduced back in 2000. Improvement of the system is not stopped for all these years. Tproger presented a visual history of the development of the desktop platform Apple.

Cheetah, OS X 10.0 (03/2001)

The history of macOS began with the bear, not with wild cats (cheetah — Cheetah). In September of 2000, Apple presented Kodiak version (eng. bear). For $30 users can purchase the first beta of Mac OS X.

Official OS version 10.0, code named Cheetah, was released after 6 months. It was first introduced the Aqua interface and legacy applications TextEdit, Preview, Mail, and QuickTime.

The new OS X required at that time as many as 128 MB RAM and 800 MB of disk space.

Puma OS X 10.1 (09/2001 )

After just six months was released, codenamed Puma. Instead focus on adding new properties and characteristics, focus was placed on improving system performance.

With the release of Mac OS 10.1.2, Apple also began to install OS X with new computers by default, forever abandoning OS 9.

Jaguar, OS X 10.2 (08/2002)

The Jaguar system includes applications such as iChat and Address book. In the new OS was also presented a component of Universal access, through which OS X has become more affordable to use for people with impaired vision or hearing and other disabilities.

In addition, OS X 10.2 has a new splash screen: change logo Happy Mac came a new picture with the Apple logo.

Panter, OS X 10.3 (10/2003)

It seems that Microsoft themselves are confused when creating the next version of the Panther. On the one hand, instead of Internet Explorer for Mac by default installed the new Safari browser. On the other hand, version 10.3 has demonstrated improved cross-platform compatibility with Microsoft Windows (including pre-installed support for Active Directory).

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Plus, Apple has added a feature Exposé to improve working with multiple open Windows.

Tiger, OS X 10.4 (04/2005)

Version Tiger brought the invaluable Spotlight search program. It was first introduced widgets (like a calculator, calendar or clock) on the new Dashboard.

In addition, in versions of Mac OS 10.4 was presented to the new hardware. It was installed on the first Mac computers with Intel processors and on the first Apple TV (it had still to appear in 2007).

Leopard, OS X 10.5 (10/2007)

This version of Mac OS was in development for quite a long time. The fact that Apple at that time was actively engaged in the creation and release of iOS and iPhone.

In OS Leopard, however, was built in backup system called Time Machine. The updated system also began to support 64-bit applications.

Moreover, with the help of Boot Camp Mac computers could now support other operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows.

Snow Leopard, OS X 10.6 (08/2009)

As the name implies, Snow Leopard was built largely on the model of the previous version. But it was submitted to the Mac App Store following the successful implementation of the project on iOS.

Mac OS version 10.6 also put an end to the use of the PowerPC architecture. This time was used only Intel processors.

Lion, OS X 10.7 (07/2011)

The Lion was the first version of Mac OS are not available on CD or DVD. The new edition was only possible to download from the net. To create it was taken many ideas from iOS: gestures, Launchpad, the restoration of Windows etc.

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The newest part of the infrastructure of iCloud also debuted in Mac OS 10.7.

Mountain Lion, OS X 10.8 (07/2012)

Mountain Lion includes even more successful concepts from iOS: Messages instead of iChat, the Reminders app and notification Center.

Before the presentation OS 10.8, Apple made a loud message: the company promised an annual release of new versions of Mac OS.

Mavericks, OS X 10.9 (10/2013)

With the new version Apple has introduced a new scheme of naming OS (before version was named in honor of the felines, have now started to use the names of famous places in California). Also upgrade to OS 10.9 was free and promised that future updates will also be free.


In Mavericks was introduced and new Maps and iBooks.

Yosemite, OS X 10.10 (10/2014)

In Mac OS 10.10 was the largest redesign in a few years. Changes followed iOS updates with a more flat design and blur effect.

Appeared the Handoff function, through which users effortlessly could switch from one device to another even when carrying out individual tasks. Also, emphasis was placed on the Full-Screen Mode, which is activated by touching the green button in the title bar.

El Capitan OS X 10.11 (09/2015)

Version El Capitan is named after mountain peaks in Yosemite national Park. She was focused on improving the performance and stability of the system.

Apart from minor updates, Safari, Spotlight, Mail, and Notes and presentations of the Split View, the biggest update was the convenient location of the application window.

Sierra, macOS 10.12 (09/2016)

Goodbye, OS X, Hello, macOS. Once again the properties of iOS are increasingly included in Apple OS on a PC. And this applies not only to names: assistant, Siri, presented originally for iPhone, now present in macOS.

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In Sierra Safari was also presented with the Apple Pay, and Apple Watch to unlock your Mac. But perhaps the most important update is the addition of stickers in iMessage.

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