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How is osx86 pronounced?


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If I ever want to talk about osx86 in real life, how do I say it? "O-S-10-86"? "O-S-X-86"? I know OS X is pronounced "O-S-10" but isn't the whole point of the name osx86 for the x86 part (32-bit)? Kind of a stupid question, but just wondering.

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There are lots of post on this!!

The real questions are:

1) In the Alphabet, "you get X Y Z", do you say "zee" or "zet"?

2)Did you know, Unicorns are not WHITE but PINK?


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There are lots of post on this!!

The real questions are:

1) In the Alphabet, "you get X Y Z", do you say "zee" or "zet"?

2)Did you know, Unicorns are not WHITE but PINK?


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What????

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I pronounce it as OS (ex) 86. Then again, I have a habit of pronouncing OS X as OS (ex) instead of OS 10.

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If you were to pronounce OS X, then it would be OS TEN. OSx86 is a play on both OS X and X86 architect, therefore, it would be pronounced as OS-Ex-86

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So then I vote we make it OSx64 instead, since some or most of us use Snow Leo in 64 bit mode on our x86-64 enabled systems

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So then I vote we make it OSx64 instead, since some or most of us use Snow Leo in 64 bit mode on our x86-64 enabled systems

x64 is not an architecture. Snow Leopard in 64 bit mode runs on the x86-64 architecture, which is just an extension of the x86 architecture. It would make no sense to change it.

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how about if it was the Intel Itianium 64 bit system? if it worked on that would you call it that?

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i pronouce it OS ex 86 and OS 10 dont care if its right if people dont know what your saying tell them if they correct you say who gives a dam ;D

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Oh-Ess-Ex Eighty Six :)

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I say oss ex 86

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Oh-Ess-Ex Eighty Six

Agree :(

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I've actually never heard it called "Oh Ess Ten," but I also live in the sticks. :)

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If you were to pronounce OS X, then it would be OS TEN.

disagree, no one I know calls it OS 10 everyone says OS X

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Oh-Ess-Ex Eighty Six :)


Seconded (thirded?). A cunning portmanteau of how I pronounce OS (oh ess) and x86 (ecks eighty six).

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I believe its pronounced Oh-ess-ex-eighty-six (osx86)
And Oh-ess-tin (osx)
Why? Because otherwise it would be Oh-Sex

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Oh ass ten, oh sex.

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I always said oh-ess-eks. And oh-ess-eks-eighty-six :star_smile:

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Oh ass ten


I've been outdone...





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