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[3]: end to the madness
by FlyingJester on Mon 13th Jun 2016 17:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: end to the madness"
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No, the X is because it followed OS 9. The X used to stand for 'ten', and originally some people (including the Verge) insisted OS X was pronounced "Oh Ess Ten".

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