This was the first version of MacOS in history, did you know it?

Although of course, any OS that we compare from the time is not much more modern, and by then, the functions that Apple offered for the first time were quite an achievement. It was quite a few years ago. Can you guess how many?

First version of MacOS

We have to go back to year 1984. A time when home computing was not popular at all, not only because of fashion or ignorance, but because of its prices.

Apple was the first to launch an OS with a graphical interface that was affordable for all budgets (or at least much more than its competition), called System 1the first version of what we know today as MacOS.

By having a graphical interface, for the first time we saw icons, windows, menus and even the mouse pointer, something that until then was unnecessary.

Of course, it was a much more limited version of what we know today, since two programs could not be run at the same time, nor subfolders created. And also, as a curiosity, the trash can was recycled every time we restarted the computer, something that, hey, wasn't so bad.

From that moment and during the following versions, Apple followed a very similar rhythm to now, and released an update every year, on a regular basis, improving many of the features compared to the previous one, reaching System 7 in 1990.

And it wasn't until 1997 where the name MacOS first appeared, with macOS 8which was beginning to look more like what we know today, although with a much simpler aesthetic.

From there Apple has been evolving until today, where we are already on version MacOS 14.0 (Sonoma), having gone through all of these throughout its history, since it was called Mac OS as such, although it was not until the 1st .12 where the name was joined and the X it initially had was removed:

  • Mac OS X 10.0 (Cheetah)
  • Mac OS X 10.1 (Puma)
  • Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
  • Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
  • Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • MacOS 10.12 (Sierra)
  • MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • MacOS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • MacOS 10.15 (Catalina)
  • MacOS 11.0 (Big Sur)
  • MacOS 12.0 (Monterrey)
  • MacOS 13.0 (Ventura)
  • MacOS 14.0 (Sonoma)

So nothing, you already know the origin of MacOs, now we will see how far they are capable of going, and if in another 40 years we will have an evolution so similar to the one we have suffered until now, and it seems to us that this 2024 version is so simple like the one we see from System 1.

MacOS History

And you, did you know the first version of MacOS presented by Steve Jobs himself? Did you imagine it like that? Leave us a comment with your impressions, although if you are already old, everything will not have sounded so strange to you.