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Collector publishes collection of more than 1,500 screenshots of Mac OS X, since 2000

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Each of you, the one on the other side of the screen, has a different story with Apple products. Some are ?old-fashioned?, others recently entered the ecosystem, there are people who only have an iPhone but never had a Mac and so on.

Switching between apps on Mac OS X Panther 10.3Switching between apps on Mac OS X Panther 10.3

This week, the collector Stephen Hackett published on your blog 512 Pixels a collection of 1,502 (!) Screenshots of Mac OS X, since its first versions in 2000. For me, the nostalgic feeling could not be greater because I entered the Apple world precisely in August 2000, when I won an iMac G3 Blueberry. I even used the classic Mac OS 9 for a while, still, until migrating to Mac OS X and following its evolution until today, including its two name changes, first to ?OS X? and, more recently, for ?macOS?.

First Time Machine interface on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5First Time Machine interface on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5

There are already 18 years of history of the Apple operating system for Macs, whose base remains the same but which has evolved absurdly in terms of resources / technologies and has also gradually been modernizing its graphical interface. In the beginning, it was known as "Aqua" gives the name Hackett gave to the collection, but nowadays there are almost no elements "Aqua", in fact, in the macOS UI (although interestingly Apple still calls it that, as John Gruber pointed out).

The classic and touted Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6The classic and touted Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6

Hackett also says that all images (1.6GB in all!) Were captured from the OS running on real Macs, no virtual machines or anything like that. Until Mac OS X 10.2, for example, he used a Power Mac G4; for Snow Leopard and Lion, a Mac mini from 2010.

Visualization of Mission Control on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8Visualization of Mission Control on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8

Very cool, huh? ? If you were to choose a system look to use today, which would you prefer?