On its ninth birthday, we thought we’d celebrate the 10th edition of Mac OS (now in its seventh version) by numbers. In Latin. Still with us? Read on…VII – the number of versions of Mac OS to date. They are Cheetah (10.0), Puma (10.1), Jaguar (10.2), Panther (10.3), Tiger (10.4), Leopard (10.5) and Snow Leopard (10.6)VI – the number of months between the release of buggy Cheetah and less buggy Puma. Apple upgraded Cheetah users freeXXIV – the number of months between the release of Leopard and Snow Leopard. Apple sold the updgrade to Leopard users at a discountCCCLVI million – the number of results Google returns for ‘mac os x’XCV million – the number of results Bing returns for ‘mac os x’LXXV (approx) – percentage of OS X users running Microsoft software on their MacsMMV – the year Steve Jobs announced Apple’s switch to Intel chips from PowerPCLXVI – Mac revenue share in the premium (US$1,000+) segment of the market (2008), as a percentageXC – Mac revenue share in the premium (US$1,000+) segment of the market (2009), as a percentageOkay, enough Latin for today. Class dismissed…
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