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How do you say the "X" in OS X?

  1. X...as in the letter. (1295 votes [67.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.48%

  2. 10...as in the number. (624 votes [32.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.52%

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I read something the other day that told the correct way to say OS "X," but I think it's wrong. Do you say it as "X" or "10?"

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its X as in the roman numeral 10, pronounced ten, successor to os9

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I say 10 because if you say X - you'll get people confused with Linux and all that {censored}

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it was on the apple website when they first introduced X.0... its pronounced ten. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X

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And every Steve Jobs speech about it has him saying OS 10 xD

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I guess I just feel cooler saying "X" - that's what I'm sticking with!

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If you say OS X Mac people (like me) will smirk at you because you sound like you don't know jack.

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Smirk on, my friend.

Smirk on.

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Saying OS "Ex" makes me think about sex, which is a pretty good way to ruin what might have otherwise been a productive five minutes.

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sex is perfectly productive, its all about exercise. there was a column in some magazine taht said you burn a crapload of calories during sex. :D

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I'd like to know precisely how many, because I was a thin {censored} until I moved in with my girlfriend and got engaged :?

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i guess its not an exact science..... :D i hope the same doesnt happen to me :?

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I would say ex

OS EX Tiger (for example)

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Granted, it -is- OS 10, but their versioning is kind of funny..

Mac OS X 10.1.4

Mac OS Ten Ten . One . Four ?

Or is it, Mac OS Ten 1.4?
Or Mac OS Ten Tiger?

or Tiger?

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Granted, it -is- OS 10, but their versioning is kind of funny..  

Mac OS X 10.1.4

Mac OS Ten Ten . One . Four ?

Or is it, Mac OS Ten 1.4?
Or Mac OS Ten Tiger?

or Tiger?

Lovely.


It's Mac OS Ten - (More spacifically) Ten Point One Point Four

OK, so it's missing a comma.


p0wermac

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i use both so i voted x, but now that i think about i'm pretty sure i say ten quite a bit more often. however, as a wise robot named bender once said, "the x makes it sound cool!"

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i say x too c'mon people this is 2005 no one cares about roman numerals unless you get a enough money to big to fit numbers on the check then that can come in handy but no i say X

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I just say OSX which in Hungarian sounds lacks the sexual associations its something like 'oh-ash-eeks the stress on the first syllable. It sonds not so wierd if you are a Hungarian :)

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it is mac os ten point four point one or two. depends on what you have.
mac os 10.1.4 is an very old release. The first useable version i think.
the actual ppc mac version is 10.4.2 ! not 10.1.4
the real mac os 10.0.0 was unuseable slow.

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Oh Ess Zehn. :lol:





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