Mac OS Evolution: from System 1.0 to Snow Leopard (55 wonderful images)

System 1.0 (1984)

System-1.0

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1

System 2.0 (1985)

system2

System 3.0 (1986)

system3

3

System 4.0 (1987)

system4

4

System Software 5 (1987)

system7

System Software 6 (1988)

system6

system6

6

System 7 (1991)

system7

7

system7_text

7.5.5

mac7

control

Mac OS 8 (1997)

macos8

macos8_3

macos8_2

8.7

control8

Mac OS 9 (1999)

macos9

9

macoos9

macos_9

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Mac OS X 10.0 “Cheetah” (2001)

system10

Cheetah

10.0

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Mac OS X 10.1 “Puma” (2001)

10

puma

explorer101

Mac OS X 10.2 “Jaguar” (2002)

jaguar

jaguar4

jaguar

jaguar_control

mac_splash

10.2

Mac OS X 10.3 “Panther” (2003)

panther

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itunes

10.3

Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” (2005)

tiger

tiger

tiger_box

Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” (2007)

leopard

leopard_box

Mac OS X v10.6 “Snow Leopard” (2009)

snow_leopard

snow

snow_box

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Carlos Zambrano
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Nice…!!!!!! great screnshoots!!!

minxlj
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Wow…a total flashback! I’m a relatively new Mac user, only coming to the party with OS 6! LOL

Daniel
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The dating for Systems 2.0 and 3.0 is… er, questionable.

iris
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great archive :D i cant believe the first ones ahah :D thanks for sharing :D

Steo
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Woulded be nice to see what was the look of Windows in the same year… :)

racy_rick
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You should have had Nextstep versions alongside mac os versions from system 6 on. The major OSes from NeXT were: Nextstep 3.3, Openstep 4.0, 4.5, then it was Rhapsody, then Mac OS X Server, then Mac OS X, etc, etc. Mac os x is a direct descendant of nextstep, many… Read more »
Nico_Ka
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Beautiful pictures! I just started with the latest OS 10.4 and now I’m using 10.6. I do also have a wonderful vintage Mac – a Macintosh Performa 5200 with OS 8. And even using the OS 8 system today makes me amazed and facinated. I do love every system of… Read more »
Zeke
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Wow. Less than 50% of your site’s fixed width design goes to the *actual content* here? This is painful. Skipped to the comment section, not bothering to read your content or ads which you obviously want to prioritize.

Vishal
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The interesting thing is the interface hasn’t really fundamentally changed in over 20 years.

Jon
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So System 3.0 actually came out a year before 2.0? Why?

Christoph
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if you’re interested in the history of apple’s operating systems check out this pdf http://osxbook.com/book/bonus/chapter1/
it’s written by amit singh, author of the great mac os x internals book

Cattus Thraex Thraex
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Mac OS 8.7 is, by far, the most attractive screenshot, and clearly reflects author’s ability to play with screenshots.

Gianfranco Cotumaccio
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Mi commuove vedere tutto questo percorso segnato nella storia dei tempi. Io personalmente sono entrato in questo mondo attivamente dalla versione 6.

Meyn Graphic Design
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Design veranderd.
Zo ook Apple!

aka Shaman :)
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Nostalgia starts from System 7 as for me :)

Frank Puschmann
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MAC OS X Evolution, von Retro bis Zukunft. Und ich war ab OS 7.5 dabei. #apple

Thiago
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It’s simply fantastic! See how technology can change in everywhere and in everything! Great post!

Thiago
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Mac OS Evolution: from System 1.0 to Snow Leopard (55 images). http://bit.ly/e7bAg5 #Apple #computers

Tiago Calhau
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Amei!

Tiago Calhau
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Amei!

Lemeb
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So interesting…

Mark Neal Co
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Makes me feel sentimental. Like watching the family grow up. lol

Cristian Faber
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It totally brings tears to my eyes :)

Thierry Tsiba Koutouma
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Thierry Tsiba Koutouma
I can not find the words to express my gratitude to Francesco Mugnai for this beautiful work of conservation. You allow me to see my screen 90s, while I was working on an Apple Classic with the 6.0 system – I remember my first editing software: Aldus Page Maker, my… Read more »
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