Apple released its first macOS operating system in March 2001, called Mac OS X 10.0. It is the first desktop version for Apple’s Macintosh computers. Apple changed its name to OS X in 2012 and then replaced it by macOS in 2016, to match Apple’s other operating systems like iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
Based on the Unix operating system, macOS shares many similarities to Unix and Linux. It is designed to operate on Apple’s manufactured desktop, laptop, and workstation by default. It does not support x86 architecture.
Since the first version, Apple has released many upgraded versions to give users more features and a better experience. Today, a lot of people even bring macOS to install on non-Apple computers as a passion for this operating system. These computers are called Hackintosh, alluding to a computer that runs an Apple Macintosh OS (“OS X” or “macOS”) on computer hardware not authorized for the purpose by Apple.
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