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

  1. X...as in the letter. (1295 votes [67.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.52%

  2. 10...as in the number. (623 votes [32.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.48%

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hehe I dont care HOW you all say it as long as you dont ever, ever, ever, verbalize "Microsuck" or anything other variant of that garbage.

It's almost as bad as overhearing my younger cousing talking to his friend and then sayings "Jay Kay" (j/k)

I wanted to punch him in the throat

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hehe I dont care HOW you all say it as long as you dont ever, ever, ever, verbalize "Microsuck" or anything other variant of that garbage.

It's almost as bad as overhearing my younger cousing talking to his friend and then sayings "Jay Kay" (j/k)

I wanted to punch him in the throat

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There's nothing wrong with doing that (saying "jay kay"). He was just exploring the functionality of our language. No matter if you consider it "n00b" or stupid.

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I say OS 10.. but what do I know, I would use Tiger or Jaguar or what ever the code name is but who would know what i mean?
I choke on saying OS 9 cause my other computer uses the real OS 9. that one confuses me.

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There's nothing wrong with doing that (saying "jay kay").  He was just exploring the functionality of our language.  No matter if you consider it "n00b" or stupid.

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Sure, there might be nothing wrong with it, but I still would have liked to hit him :D

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hehe I dont care HOW you all say it as long as you dont ever, ever, ever, verbalize "Microsuck" or anything other variant of that garbage.

It's almost as bad as overhearing my younger cousing talking to his friend and then sayings "Jay Kay" (j/k)

I wanted to punch him in the throat

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Microsuck Windows :D

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I say OS X ("ex") and everyone I've ever known has said it OS X ("ex")... I had never ever heard it called OS "10" before reading this topic =P

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jeez, i had no idea i was wrong about calling it os x... everyone i've ever met has called it that, dang. and

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I think the reason they used roman numeral X (10) is because it looked cool. For the real smart people out there it appealed to them because it was a classic way of thinking the "old" way of seeing numbers. for others they think hey that LOOKS cool but I know what it means cause I used OS 9. And then there are people who didnt even know there was an OS 9 and just say HEY that is a cool sounding name. OS X (as in the letter). I think it is just super smart advertising. They got it together with the advertising. So if they call it OS 10 then so it is when verbalized BUT when written out it just looks damn cool to call it OS X. See? Smart guys those marketing people are in Cupertino.

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I say Mac OS X 10.4.2 Tiger, for exemple
(Mac OS ex ten dot four dot two Tiger)

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does it really matter how you say it? X>10? eather way people know what your saying

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Something like "Oh Ess tenn"

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I say it as "OS X". If jobs wanted people to say OS 10, he would have named it that! ;)

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if you say osx nerds will smirk enough to let those shiny braces shine through. arent you little old for braces?

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i've always said "ecks" :P I say "ecks" to for "Jason X" ;)

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Reading on the web and such I read "oh ess ecks" in my head, but speaking I pronounce it like Apple wants us to. Go figure.

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The naming problem stems from Apple using "X Everyhere" to put a spin on the recent IBM/AMD marketing campaigns.

Xserve is not called "10serve", which drew people to question if Mac OS X should continue to be called "10".

Bottom Line: Mac OS X is still version 10, it simply has continue to evolve from the core foundations of 10 to new renditions of 10's foundings. Hence, Tiger is Mac OS X (Ten), 10.4.

Xserve is pronounced as X-Serve. Enjoy Apple profit center time-out to follow brought to you by Google Ads.

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I say X. I'm well aware of the fact that its meant to be 10 and the fact that X is the roman numeral for ten. But X sounds much better than Mac OS 10. Mac OS X differentiates from the norm of naming things by a numbering system and makes the OS seem that much more "different" which totally fits the slogan of "think different".

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I always say

OS-EX
LIN - IKS (i have heard Linus say it)
K - AE - SH





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