Mac OS stands for Macintosh Operating System. Mac OS is a computer operating systemcreated by Apple Computer for Macintosh computers and is not compatible with IBM-based PC. Introduced in 1984, Mac OS since 2006 has had compatibility with PowerPCand x86 architectures.
Mac OS X is the latest version of Mac OS operating system for Macintosh computers. The operating system was first issued in 2001. The character “X” is the Roman number is ten, where this version is the successor of the previously used operating system like Mac OS8Mac OS 9. Some people read it as the letter “X” that sounded like “ex”.
One of the reasons why they interpret the tradition so as to give the name of the Unix-based operating system with the suffix “x” (eg AIX, IRIX, Linux, Minix, Ultrix, Xenix). and Mac OS X Server was also released in 2001.
This server version is basically similar to its standard version, with the difference that the workgroup server version of the large-scale computer. Examples of additional features are available for this version is the software to perform functions such as SMTP, SMB, LDAP and DNS.
In addition to license the way it is also different. includes software for management and administration of Mac OS X is the operating system that uses the BSD kernel so that some circles to say that Mac OS X is included in the Unix family.
The interesting thing about this OS is the beauty looks that made it a role model for other desktop developers. The latest release of Mac OS launched around May 2005 with the code with version 10.4Tiger. Stages of OS X: