Solutions to Saturday Mac riddles 177

I hope that you enjoyed Saturday’s Mac Riddles, episode 177. Here are my solutions to them.

1: First from a photo and maybe named for its update size.

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Big Sur

First from a photo (it’s the first macOS to boot from a snapshot) and maybe named for its update size (it has the largest update size of any macOS, which could explain its name?).

2: Audibly a fraudster but really the first official X.

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Audibly a fraudster (a cheater) but really the first official X (it was the first official release of OS X).

3: Didn’t start as a swallow, but brought cups and a meeting point.

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Didn’t start as a swallow (Jaguar Cars originated from Swallow Sidecars), but brought cups (first OS X with CUPS printing support) and a meeting point (it also brought the first release of Rendezvous, later renamed to Bonjour).

The common factor

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They were all major versions of Mac OS X/macOS.

I look forward to your putting alternative cases.