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The many names of Apple’s operating systems, from System 1 to macOS Sierra

TechCrunch TechCrunch 13/06/2016 Devin Coldewey

It’s been 40 years since the Apple Computer Company got its start, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, it has renamed (or reverted, as we will see) its flagship personal computer operating system: OS X is now macOS.

That’s only the latest change in a rather confusing few decades that saw the OS changing its look and name to suit both trends and the whims of leadership. Shall we start at the beginning?

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