am a new Apple Mac book pro user. Is Mac OS X pronounced as “Mac OS E-X” or “Mac OS Ten”? How do you pronounce the Apple Mac os X? How do I find out OS X version using command line tool?
Short answer – The Apple Mac OS X is pronounced as “Mac OS Ten”.
How do I find out the current OS X version?
Visit Apple menu > select “About This Mac” to see the current version:
Fig.01 OS X version
From the Fig.01 the current version of Mac OS is “Mac OS Ten” dot eight. Where,
Mac OS name – Mac OS Ten
Major version – 10.8
Update to major version – .4
Pronounced as – Mac OS Ten dot eight dot four or Mac OS Ten point eight point four
Here is output from macOS Sierra:
Fig.02: macOS Sierra
Finding Mac OS X version from command line
To display Mac OS X operating system version information use sw_vars command. Open the Terminal and type the following command:
Fig.03: Finding Mac OS X version using sw_vers command line tool
Here is the output from the lastest version of macOS Sierra:
ProductName: Mac OS X
Say hello to ‘say’ command line tool
say is command line tool. It uses the Speech Synthesis manager to convert input text to audible speech and either play it through the sound output device chosen in System Preferences or save it to an AIFF file. Open the Terminal and type the following command:
say Mac OS X
say Mac OS X .8.4
The following command uses sw_vers as bash command line substitute to find out the current version and pronounce it using the say command:
say $(sw_vers -productName && sw_vers -productVersion | sed s/10// )