The Mac operating system is 38 years old and has undergone many changes over the years. A 10-minute video created by Noble Tech that gives you a glimpse of how much the Mac UI has changed over the years to see the system UI from system 0.97 to macOS 13 Ventura.
The video features a finder for each version, as well as a few items from each, such as a menu about the Mac, the control panel (which was eventually named System Preferences and is now called System Settings in Ventura), calculator, QuickTime, and more. The description lists the timestamps for each OS if you wish to visit.
The Nobel Tech video is a great way to see how different parts of the Mac evolved. Longtime Mac users will notice old items that no longer exist, such as the number puzzle in the Apple menu, the font mover app, and the scrapbook. QuickTime has changed since the initial implementation of the UI when videos had to be limited in size to maintain image quality. And looking at the control panel and the way each setting is presented is a reminder of how far Mac’s functionality has come.
Watch the full video while waiting for the maOS 13 Ventura to arrive this fall.