Happy Birthday, Mac OS X

A trendsetter then, a trendsetter now. Five years of work have really paid off. The original press release:

Apple today announced that beginning this Saturday, March 24, customers can buy Mac OS X in retail stores around the world. Mac OS X is the world’s most advanced operating system, combining the power and openness of UNIX with the legendary ease of use and broad applications base of Macintosh.

"Mac OS X is the most important software from Apple since the original Macintosh operating system in 1984 that revolutionized the entire industry," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. "We can’t wait for Mac users around the globe to experience its stability, power and elegance."

It's interesting looking back on this material now. There are number of things that we take for granted in the OS that were virtually unheard of then and some that are even still rare or unimplemented elsewhere today.

Now, what will WWDC hold?
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Happy Birthday, Mac OS X
Posted Mar 24, 2006 — 1 comments below


lone — Mar 24, 06 956

According to man gcc, we get at the very least automatic garbage collection in Cocoa. (search for -fobjc-gc and read the Whole Truth :D)


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