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From Mac OSX to mac OS X


Overview

Versions of Mac OS X

OSX
Ver.
Code Name Avail. Date PHP Python Ruby Introduced
10.12 mac OS X Sierra Oct. 2016 2.6.0 - - Auto unlock, universal clipboard, Siri, Watch login
10.11 El Capitan (Gala) July 2015 - 2.7.10 - Disable System Integrity Production
10.10 Yosemite (Syrah) Fall 2014 5.5.14 2.7.6 - Swift, non-skeuomorphic UI, connect Apple
10.9 Mavericks (Caberet) Oct. 22, 2013 5.3.26 - 2.0.0p247 -
10.8 Mountain Lion July 25, 2012 - - 1.8.7 -
10.7 Lion July 20, 2011 5.3 - - -
10.6 Snow Leopard June 9, 2008 5.3 - - Apple Store
10.5 Leopard Oct. 26, 2007 5.2 2.5.1 - -
10.4 Tiger ? ? - - from tsch to bash shell
10.3 Jaguar ? ? - - -

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS_X#Versions

The x.x.x is defined in the

Mac Version?

In a Terminal window on any folder, type:

sw_vers

The response I got:

   ProductName: mac OS X
   ProductVersion: 10.12.1
   BuildVersion: 16B2555
   

A specific response can be requestd by:

sw_vers -productVersion

This is a different command than used in Linux (lsb_release).

Kernel versioning is different for Darwin (on Macs) than for Linux.

The reference to “Darwin” comes from:

uname

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