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Since the release of Mac OS X 10.0 some time has gone by. We will show you which versions have since gone on Apple computers and what is to come.

Mac OS X 10.0: Cheetah

The first Mac OS X Version was released on October 24. March 2001. The operating system was characterised by its stability, was but also very slow.
Mac OS X 10.0: Cheetah

Mac OS X 10.1: Puma

The follow-up version of "Puma" came a short time later, namely on 25. September 2001. Apple provided it for free for update. Puma was much faster and was also enriched with a number of Features that were missing in the previous model.
Mac OS X 10.1: Puma

Mac OS X 10.2: Jaguar

13. August 2002, followed the next Apple-cat of prey, and from this Version on, the supple wild animals are also an official product name. With CUPS as the printing system, the use of alternative printer driver was now possible.
Mac OS X 10.2: Jaguar

Mac OS X 10.3: Panther

The Panther first appeared on 24. October 2003 in appearance. New, for example, the Video Chat were the FileVault program, iChat AV, as well as the user directory encryption. In addition, it gave the programming interface, Core Audio, and fast user switching, without or to sign up.
Mac OS X 10.3: Panther

Mac OS X 10.4: Tiger

The Tiger was on 29. April 2005, Apple released and brought for the first time, the spotlight search and the Dashboard. The Automator to automate repetitive work processes was new, as well as the RSS support from Safari.
Mac OS X 10.4: Tiger

Mac OS X 10.5: Leopard

2007 Leopard appeared to be planned - but only a year and a half later than on 26. October. For the first time, Intel was supported by Apple computers processors. The Dock was three-dimensional, the menu bar is not transparent. Along with some Changes and extensions to the Design, Integration, probably the Time Machine backup and the optional parallel Installation of Microsoft Windows via Boot Camp, the most striking developments.
Mac OS X 10.5: Leopard

Mac OS X 10.6: Snow Leopard

From the leopard on August 28. August 2009, a snow leopard. New features there were only a few, it was mainly about improvements. An Intel processor was now mandatory that the PowerPC processors were no longer supported.
Mac OS X 10.6: Snow Leopard

Mac OS X 10.7: Lion

Lion differed significantly from its predecessor. With the publication on 20. July 2011 also came a new Design. Similar to iOS, users see the programs now in the Launchpad view and Multitouch Gestures. Mission Control facilitates the Overview of all Windows and security has been upgraded: the System disk can be fully with on-Board means of encrypted and open files are backed up every hour automatically.
Mac OS X 10.7: Lion

OS X 10.8: Mountain Lion

The last wild cat Mountain Lion was. Published on 16. February 2012, Apple is renounced for the first time on the "Mac" before OS X. Also in this Version, more functions were taken over by iOS: the connection to iCloud has been improved, a communication panel with Push notifications was new.
OS X 10.8: Mountain Lion

OS X 10.9: Mavericks

The Era of the wild cats ended on the 10. June 2013 with the operating system Mavericks. New, for example, Tabs and Tagging goods in the Finder. While Mountain Lion was still in charge, hired by Apple to the Apple users, the Update is available for free.
OS X 10.9: Mavericks

OS X 10.10: Yosemite

Yosemite was released on 16. October 2014, however, was for the first time in the run-up to a Beta Version of the operating system available. As with Mavericks, this Update was free for Apple users. In addition to a revamped user interface, the Interaction with iPhone and iPad, has been improved.
OS X 10.10: Yosemite

OS X 10.11: El Capitan

El Capitan is since the 8. June 2015 on the market. The main differences with the predecessor are improvements in terms of stability and performance.
OS X 10.11: El Capitan

macOS 10.12: Sierra

Since the fall of 2016, why not let others know Sierra no longer is OS X, but macOS. New is the Integration of voice assistant Siri is. In addition, the user can log in using his Apple Watch to the computer.
macOS 10.12: Sierra

macOS 10.13: High Sierra

The current successor of the Sierra was up at 5. June 2017 will be presented. Here was working on some Details and improvements. Safari prevents that Videos are played automatically. In addition, the Browser received a support against Tracking.
macOS 10.13: High Sierra

macOS 10.14: Mojave

Was presented to the Mojave already, available for your Mac, the operating system will be available from the autumn of 2018. As a new surface design, there is the dark mode. In addition, you can edit in the future files without having to open them.
macOS 10.13: Mojave
Are you curious about the new macOS Mojave, you can now download the Beta-Version install.

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