Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2016 05:59 UTC
Mac OS X

It's widely expected at this point that Apple will rebrand Mac OS X to simply 'macOS' next week at WWDC, but hidden in today's announcements regarding the App Store was yet another hint at the change. In a FAQ from on the iTunes Connect website, Apple mistakenly refers to Mac OS X as 'macOS,' again prematurely hinting at the change.

I like dropping the X, but I really dislike Apple's terrible use of case. iOS is horrible enough, but tvOS, watchOS and macOS look absolutely dreadful, each a stumbling block in any sentence they appear in. Nobody with any sense of style or legibility would abuse case like that.

Not at all unlike those people who style it as 'OSnews' instead of the obviously correct and only way to style it, namely 'OSNews'. Yes, this is an internal struggle over here, and yes, this stuff matters.

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RE: OSnews
by tanishaj on Thu 9th Jun 2016 07:35 UTC in reply to "OSnews"
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Came here to say the exact same thing.

Also, OSNews it horrible to read. It looks much more like OSN + ews than like OS + News.

I can see the dislike for OSnews in written communication as well but it is better.

If I was emperor, I think I would mandate OS News as the proper way to refer to OS News in print.

Of course, my argument is not really about this site, which can mandate whatever it wishes, but about similar casing issues in general.

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