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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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#81
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I say OS {censored}

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All you have to do is listen to Apple employees say it (or the iCEO) and you'll know it's X as in 10.

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Here in the south we pronounce it McOx. :)

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Always have and always will say 'ecks' for 'X'. It's just cooler.

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it's Os "X" because it would be OS 10 86 otherwise

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I was surprised to see twice as many people are saying "ex" versus "ten".

I know it's "officially" OS ten, but I think OS ex is MUCH cooler sounding and indicates it's unix roots as well. So I just say "OS 'ex'".

besides, i'm only saying it in my head. If I were to say either "os ten" or "os ex" to anyone I know in RL, they'd have no clue what I was referring to anyways.

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

True that :angry:

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It's a sad commentary on the state of the world when "sounding cool" is more important than being correct. :gun:

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I don't care! Maybe I don't say it the "official" way or the way that Apple intended, but I agree with Mashugly, and I pronounce it 'Ehks'. I don't know why, I just always did -> and it shouldn't matter anyway: I use the operating system OS X (however you say it), and I don't use it on "official" hardware, or the way that Apple intended it to be used. So what! I'll hack it how I want, and I'll say it how I want. :dev: :P

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Seconded....and as to Wesley's point, it would sound rather weird saying "OS 10 10.4.4". :)

Flame me all you want...I'll just reject your reality, and substitue my own. ;)

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it's Os "X" because it would be OS 10 86 otherwise


yep!
OS 10 86 sounds retarded :D

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well... if im saying "osx" it simply depends on context
i only use "x" if im talking about osx86 because 10-86 doesnt make sense, you would have to say os"10"-x86
if i am talking about the operating system itself i use os"10"

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If they don't want us calling it X they shouldn't be putting a giant X on the box. :)

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


True, 'X' stands for '10', but 'OS' stands for 'Operating System', and I don't say that. I'm not disputing the 'official' pronunciation, but the fact that so many people say 'ex' makes it legit.

It's a sad commentary on the state of the world when "sounding cool" is more important than being correct. ^_^


Well, that's one way language evolves - what's 'correct' changes (unless you live in France, maybe). If enough people say 'oh ess ex', then it's ok.

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Seconded....and as to Wesley's point, it would sound rather weird saying "OS 10 10.4.4". :blink:

Flame me all you want...I'll just reject your reality, and substitue my own. :)


No, because the Mac OS has always been pronounced Mac OS (version number). For example, the last Classic OS is Mac OS 9.2.2. The current Mac OS is Mac OS 10.4.5. Before OS 8, it was done by System (number), i.e. System 6.2

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the proper way is supposed to be "ten", but then again i did pronounce this last super bowl as super bowl "ex" "ell", i cant wait for next years super bowl. XXL is gonna rock!!! about time they changed it to shirt sizes!!

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So if Mac OS arrives to 30 it wil be Mac OS XXX :hysterical:

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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.

:P

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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.

:P


Hahaha, yeah!!

I'm still going to call it OS 'eks' though... :P

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So if Mac OS arrives to 30 it wil be Mac OS XXX :)

lol :) :hysterical: :D you are very smart :graduated: , you think quickly





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