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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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Open Textedit, type Mac OS X and turn on voiceover and have it read it. It says "Mac OS 10". That's where I get my reasoning for OS 10 being the correct pronunciation =) lol

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Politically it's "Mac OS Ten", but when I was very young I was all "MAC OS EX! MAC OS EX!"

If I really am reading something that mentions "Mac OS X" I'll probably say "Mac OS Ten" in my mind, but if I'm just hackintoshing a computer and reading onscreen instructions, I'll say "Mac OS Ex".

I basically just randomly switch back and fourth. Lol. When my dad attended WWDC 2003, he told me then it was actually OS Ten. (Yeah. I remember it from age 6. Lol.)

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OS "Ex" doesn't make any sense. Its the roman numeral X as in "10."

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The number 10. For me as well, saying it as the letter "X" makes no sense. OS 8,9,X? No. :blink:

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Even though I know What the X means in OS X,I used to call it mainly OSX..Until one day a friend pointed out it kinda sounded like all i am saying is O-a-sex whilst talking.Though Still I call it whatever that comes to mind at the time OS X,OS 10 or just Mac OS. Try to avoid saying O-a-sex.lol :angel_not:

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The Final answer! Fire up Textedit, type 'os x' and choose 'Start Speaking' from the menu Edit|Speech.

When you mac talks, it says OS TEN, even though there is a space between OS and X.

:)


Creepy as hell. If you write OS MMXIII it says "OS two thousand and thirteen"!

It looks like they went through the trouble of hardcoding it to speak the number when any roman numerals are preceeded by "OS".

If you write MMXIII by itself it speaks the letters one by one.

btw I still say "Mac OS".

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interesting about the hard code to recognize roman numerals after OS...

I say OS 'ex'... mostly because I am a lazy speaker and ex is easier to say than TEN. Yeah, I know... I'm that lazy.

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Virtually no Italian would ever read a X as a ten.

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Alessandro17, on V March MMXIII - V:XLVII AM, said
Virtually no Italian would ever read a X as a ten.


now THAT is ironic!

... and yes I converted your timestamp into Roman Numerals

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Yes X means 10 but if it's written as " Mac OS X" instead of " Mac OS 10" I will pronounce it as "eks". I don't pronounce Windows XP as Windows 410. :wink2:

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I tend to pronounce the X as the alphabet letter. The only case in which I restrict myself is during official lectures/presentations/meetings.

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I say X.

I've another question for a poll: When you read "XXX" you say "XXX" or "PORN"?

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I've another question for a poll: When you read "{censored}" you say "{censored}" or "PORN"?

Are you sure that this forum is right the place to discuss that subject? :)

I'd say Ooooohhhhhh Sssss EeeeX if you put it this way :)

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Ten

Although you say the X in something like OSx86

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if the next OS X evolution is OS XI, so yes, logically we must pronounce X as 10

unless the next OS X evolution will be iOS X? :D

btw I still say "Mac OS".


same here





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