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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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#261
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I say always X like letter :P

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does it matter :P

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I say "OS DIX", which in french means "OS 10".

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I say O-S-Ex, only because of habit. I know that it is actually Roman numeral 10, but because it's the first thing I heard, and because it sounds cooler, I say Ex. However, Apple itself seems to also be in a similar debate, as in the Genius Bar (I had to go their once because of a defective Time Capsule) they refer to it as Ex, and on some of their video tutorials, they refer to it as Ex, but Steve Jobs refers to it as 10.

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wow never even knew the 'X' stood for '10'
I always called pronounced it 'ex'

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called it X , also didnt knew that X = 10.
If someone asked Me for version , I called it OSX 10.5 :(

or just Leopard

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called it X , also didnt knew that X = 10.
If someone asked Me for version , I called it OSX 10.5 :D

or just Leopard

I've always said OS X since I come from the Windows side. Now that I know the X represents the 10th version of their OS it clears things up but I don't see the versions listed as OS X.7. From a marketing standpoint, the X symbol makes it look "cooler." That's why you see all these ATI Radeon X... cards.

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yeah i say os ex

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I know the correct way to say it is "Ten" , even then, I say it as "X" ... LOL :D

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Know it's called ten, call it X. My Mac still works, so it doesn't seem to be offended. Making an issue out of it is just smartassing anyways, IMO... :wacko:

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$ say Welcome to Mac OS X

There's your answer. It is pronounced ten.

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I used to say OS "X" but then after I got a Mac for myself I somehow started saying OS "10" I now find it odd when other people refer to it as OS "X"

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definately say the letter X

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Wow, more than two thirds say "ex"...
It is Mac Operating System (version) 10, though. Maybe they shouldn't have used Roman numerals.

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I originally thought it´s name really were OS "ex", because i only read about on the inet, and i´m am PC-Guy. Later when joining this forum and making my first hackintoshing attempts, i found out about the x being a roman letter standing for 10, still saying eX, got used to it. And i´m not willing to give up habits in order to be correct when it´s about the name for a OS :unsure: and apple, imho, doesn´t care either

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I say OS 10. It took me a while to get used to it.

But how about OSx86 then? Should we say "OS ten eightysix"?
That would kinda ruin the play on x86 architecture ans OS X.
Same with "OSx86 Tools".
:(

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i like [æks] more :)

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[æks]
Whether you deem it an 'X' or '10', the roman numeral is still the letter X, pronounced [æks].

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I tend to say "O-S-X" just because that's how i first started pronouncing it.

Although i know that it aught to be "O-S-TEN", i never remember to say it that way.

It really doesn't matter that much, if people judge you by how you pronounce the name of an OS then they aren't really worth speaking to.

It's like people who will decide that you are technically ignorant if you say "Linux" instead of "GNU Linux".

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OK so if it is OS-10 would anyone ever get it confused with an updated version of OS2?

Secondly, if linux is grand nephew of UNIX wouldn't it be LOONICKS? 8-)

lol





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