«««To find out which version of OS X is on your Mac

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you want the Mac version find out? Read our tip. For the correct operating system version is always important when it comes to troubleshooting or installing software.

To read the Mac version, there are two ways.

Mac version find out

  1. click the small Apple icon on the top left in the corner of your Mac screen.
  2. Click once on the Apple and then on about this Mac .
  3. Next, you will see information about your Apple computer – directly on the large OS, the version number is X slightly.
OS X Versionsnummer auf dem Desktop
OS X version number on the desktop

version of Mac in the Terminal read also the Terminal, the command line in Mac OS X can give you details of the version number. The command


OS reports X next to the product name and the version number and the number of the current build. (The build is a kind of lower version).

Versionsnummer von Mac OS X auf der Kommandozeile
Version number of Mac OS X on the command line

If you want to determine the version number, enter

 sw_vers productVersion 

then you get only the number, for example “10.9.2”.

The Mac versions and their names

  • 10.0: Cheetah
  • 10.1: PUMA
  • 10.2: Jaguar
  • 10.3: Panther
  • 10.4: Tiger
  • 10.5: Leopard
  • 10.6: Snow Leopard
  • 10.7: Lion
  • 10.8: Mountain Lion
  • 10.9: Mavericks
  • 10.10: Yosemite
  • 10.11: El Capitan
  • 10.12 : Sierra

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