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Mac OS X 10.4.7 to 10.5

I guess Apple isn't planning on too many system updates in the next, oh, eight months. We're already at 10.4.7 - which means they've got room for two major updates (10.4.8 and 10.4.9). After that, we'd have to start getting 104 MB "security updates." 🙂

9 Responses to "Mac OS X 10.4.7 to 10.5"

  1. 10.4.10?

  2. 10.4.10, 10.4.11, ... are perfectly valid. Blizzard has already paved the way for the minor number being > 9. The current version of WoW is 1.12.

  3. Zac, Brad, (everyone else who says that in the context of an related Apple question/comment): I would think that Erik (and nearly all of the people who would talk about such a thing) knows that.

    The real question is: Would Apple want to use such a number?

  4. My guess is that they'll package as much stuff as possible in security updates or standalone updates for individual components, in order to avoid bumping that number up too fast.

    While 10.4.10 is a perfectly valid version number, I imagine Apple would like to avoid the potential confusion.

  5. Exactly, Bruce.

  6., ... 😉

  7. They'll probably get to 10.4.8, and then go, "Oh, crap. People aren't going to understand."

    Then you'll see either, or, like Tim says, a lot of standalone updates.

    10.3 got to 10.3.9, didn't it? What, if anything, have they done for updates since?

  8. 10.3.9 has seen security updates, and that's about it as far as I can recall. (Safari has been updated, I'm relatively sure of that, via security updates).

    How far along the 10.3.x series were they 8 months out from Tiger?

    I'm starting to vaguely regret my student sub to ADC, I want to get my hands on Leopard (which means a select membership, which I can afford now, but I'm not sure the ADC system would cope with doing mid-way through a subscription... maybe I should ask).

  9. I'm not sure exactly whether 10.4.10 is valid, becuase if your looking at it as a number, whenever you get up to the number 9, or 19, or .9, you cross over into 10, 20, and 1. 10.3.9 goes to 10.4, which goes all the way from 10.4.1 to 10.4.9, which then crossed over into 10.5. "10" is the operating system, 10th in succesion. the next number in this case "4", is the major update, the next number now 8 is the minor update. Then of course you have the build number. When someday we reach 10.9.9 they'll probably start some new operating system though. The regular pattern though, program or operating system in succesion is the frst number, major and minor updates following, is used across all Apple's programs. Apple will issue 10.4.9 most likely in December or January. Then its on to 10.5. Any ideas what's Apple cooking up after 10.9.9 though?