OS X or OS 10: The Answer Is Built Into Your Mac

Many IT professionals know OS X stands for Operating System 10.  But if you know anyone that thinks it is OS “ex,” you can prove to them the correct pronunciation using a simple command built into every Mac.

Just type this into Terminal (it is case-sensitive, as you will see)

say OS X

Your Mac will verbally say “OS Ten.”

if you instead type in:

say OS x

(notice the lowercase “x”)?  Your mac will say “OS ex.”  Thanks Apple programmers for your attention to detail.

Now if only such proof existed for GIFs…

 

One Reply to “OS X or OS 10: The Answer Is Built Into Your Mac”

  1. If you let Speech read it, it used to read “OS ex”. However, with Mavericks Speech has been updated to read “OS Ten” as well.

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