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Mac OS


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 Faizan

Shaikh T-216

 Rizwan
 Faizan
 Ashok

Khan T-22

Qureshi T-213
Kumar T-201


What is an Operating System?


What is a Mac OS?


The First Mac OS


Various Versions of Mac OS


Advantages of a Mac OS


Disadvantages of a Mac OS

What is an Operating System?

An operating system is software that manages
computer hardware and software resources and
provides common services for computer
The operating system is an essential
component of the system software in a
computer system. Application programs usually
require an operating system to function.
In simple language it can be said that An OS is
a piece of software that is needed to run the
programs on a computer or a mobile device.
The programs that run on an operating system
talk to the hardware.

There are various Operating
Systems(OS) in today’s world.

Mac OS by

Windows by
Microsoft Corp.

Android by

Linux by

Mac OS

Mac OS is a series of graphical user interface-based
operating systems developed by Apple Inc. for their
Macintosh line of computer systems.

Mac OS was designed only to run on Apple Computers.

In 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh PC with the
Macintosh Operating System.

Apple names its OS as “Mac OS”, beginning in 1997 which
was previously known as “System”.

The First Mac OS
• The first Mac was introduced by Apple’s
then-chairman Steve Jobs was the first
successful personal computer to feature
a mouse and a Graphical User
• The Mac OS could be easily distinguished
from other Operating systems because it
was the only OS with a full GUI.
• These releases could only run one
program at a time which could later run
multiple programs.

Various Versions of Mac OS


Release date

Mac OS X 10.0


March 24, 2001

Mac OS X 10.1


September 25, 2001

Mac OS X 10.2


August 24, 2002

Mac OS X 10.3


October 24, 2003

Mac OS X 10.4


April 29, 2005

Mac OS X 10.5


October 26, 2007

Mac OS X 10.6

Snow Leopard

August 28, 2009

Mac OS X 10.7


July 20, 2011

Mac OS X 10.8

Mountain Lion

July 25, 2012

Mac OS X 10.9


October 22, 2013

Mac OS X 10.10


Coming this Fall

Mac OS X Cheetah

Mac OS X version 10.0,
code named Cheetah, is
the first major release of
Mac OS X, Apple’s desktop
and server operating

Mac OS X v10.0 was
released on March 24,
2001 for a price of
US$129. It was the
successor of the Mac OS X
Public Beta and the
predecessor of Mac OS X

Mac OS X Cheetah

Mac OS X v10.0 was a big
departure from the previous
classic Macintosh operating
system (Mac OS)

It was Apple’s long awaited
answer to the call for a next
generation Macintosh operating

It introduced a brand new code
base completely separate from
Mac OS 9's, as well as all
previous Apple operating

Mac OS X Panther

Mac OS X Panther
(version 10.3) is the
fourth major release of
Mac OS X, Apple’s
desktop and server
operating system.

Apple advertised that Mac
OS X Panther had over
150 new features.

Mac OS X Tiger

Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger is the fifth
major release of Mac OS X,
Apple's desktop and server
operating system for Mac

Tiger shocked executives at
Microsoft by offering a number of
features, such as fast file
searching and improved graphics
processing, a complete built-in

Mac OS X Leopard

Mac OS X Leopard
(version 10.5) is the sixth
major release of Mac OS
X, Apple's desktop and
server operating system
for Macintosh computers

Apple advertised that
Mac OS X Leopard has
300+ new features,
including iChat,
Dictionary could now
search wikipedia etc.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard
(version 10.6) is the
seventh major release of
Mac OS X.

Snow Leopard included
many refinements to the
User Interface and New

OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite is the upcoming
eleventh major release of OS X,
Apple Inc.'s desktop and server
operating system for Macintosh

Yosemite introduced a major
revision to the operating system's
user interface, designed with
inspiration from iOS 7, while still
maintaining the OS X look and

Advantages of Mac OS

Easy to Use

The Mac OS is much easier to ease than any other operating
system. Even people who are not familiar with it can operate it easily.

Integration With Apple and Other Products

Mac OS will automatically recognize and work with any other Apple
product, such as iPhone, Cinema Display, Airport, and iPad. On top of
this, additional drivers are rarely needed for non-Apple products.

Mac OS can run Windows at the same time

Mac OS runs on Intel chips, which means you can run XP or Vista
concurrently with Mac OS, with Boot Camp or Parallels software.

Advantages of Mac OS


Because OS X was designed from scratch from the ground up,
Mac OS is incredibly stable. Apple controls production from start to
finish, so every part of a Mac is designed and tested to work


It’s engineered to take full advantage of what the hardware is
capable of. And it’s designed to deliver the most intuitive and
integrated computer experience in the world.

Disadvantages of Mac OS


If you're a computer gamer, Mac OS isn't going to do it for you. Boot
Camp and Parallels will allow you to run games natively in Windows,
but there may be a performance hit. Some games are produced for
Mac OS, but the number is very small.


All that flashy secure reliable power comes at a price. Macs cost
more than machines that run other operating systems. The result is
you're paying a premium to have what is often the highest-end
hardware on the market.

Disadvantages of Mac OS

Fewer Software Options

Not all applications are yet available for Mac Unlike Windows.

Cannot be upgraded/customized
There are upgrade options when you buy a Mac, but unlike a
Windows PC, you cannot mix and match components. The easiest
way to upgrade a Mac is to buy a new one.

Any Questions?