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Flashback Friday: The Death Of Mac OS 9 at WWDC

Flashback FridayIt only seems appropriate with WWDC 2011 (World Wide Developers Conference) starting this coming Monday, and bringing with it the possible launch of Mac OS X Lion, that we take a look back at the passing of Mac OS 9.

Back at the WWDC in 2002, Steve Jobs displayed an uncharacteristic humorous side when he held a mock funeral for the retiring Mac OS 9.  There has been some speculation that Lion will be the end of the Mac OS X line since it is named for the King of the Jungle, and what cat name could possibly follow it?  (I’m voting for Mac OS X Mr. Whiskers)  Will we see a funeral like this for the OS X line in 2012 or 2013?  Who knows, but it’s fun to look back at some of the lighter moments in a company that so many people view as being so serious.

What do you think will be said about Mac OS X when it moves on to the great OS pasture in the sky?


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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