Mac OS X


MAC OS X is an Unix-based operating system developed and sold by Apple Inc. that runs exclusively on Mac Computers. The latest version of MAC OS X was released on Oct. 16, 2014.

Advantages

  • High security due to Unix core
  • Stability and reliability
  • Ease of use

Disadvantages

  • Not designed for gamers
  • Hardware compatibility limited
  • Not as user friendly as Windows

Components

  • Unix base operating system
  • XNU Kernel
  • Cocoa
  • Java / JRE / JVM

Development tools 

  • XCode
  • Apple LLVM Compiler
  • iOS Simulator
  • iOS Sdk

Versions

  • Cheetah
  • Puma
  • Jaguar
  • Panther
  • Tiger
  • Leopard
  • Snow Leopard
  • Lion
  • Mountain Lion
  • Mavericks
  • Yosemite