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8CoreWhore
Feb 18, 2011, 10:24 PM
I'm thinking that Lion might be the last of the cats. "Lion" is the king of the jungle. How do you top that? Also, I think the rest of the cats are much smaller and less known. It would seem like a let down after Lion.

So, if this is true, what do you guys think will replace the cats? Even if you think they'll be a few more cats, "Felix", "Garfield", etc :p What will come after cats?

Something to consider is there's no reason why there has to be ten. OS X doesn't have to end with 10.9. It can go on to 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, and so on. I doubt Apple will want to do away with the all too familiar "X". It has powerful branding now.



Gregg2
Feb 19, 2011, 10:00 AM
You could find multiple threads on this topic using Search. But, to save you the time and effort, the answer is: Apple's not telling, thus no one here knows.

Blakeasd
Feb 21, 2011, 06:42 PM
Liger

Gofre
Feb 24, 2011, 08:27 AM
I never took each renaming to be a superior cat each time- I'd much rather be a cheetah than a tiger or leopard =P

But yeah, we've still got Cougar [Insert MILF joke here]. The aforementioned Liger could also be quite fitting, given Apple's attempts to hybridise OSX and iOS.

melterx12
Feb 24, 2011, 11:31 AM
I don't think so, theres still a bunch of unused names:

Mac OS X Wild Cat
Mac OS X Cougar
Mac OS X Ocelot


and lets not forget Mac OS X Domestic Cat ;)

aiqw9182
Feb 24, 2011, 11:34 AM
Apple trademarked Lynx and Cougar a while ago. So it will most likely be:

10.8 Lynx
10.9 Cougar

Then the move to OS 11.

iMJustAGuy
Feb 24, 2011, 12:29 PM
I hear this every year, lol.

TuffLuffJimmy
Feb 24, 2011, 12:34 PM
Apple trademarked Lynx and Cougar a while ago. So it will most likely be:

10.8 Lynx
10.9 Cougar

Then the move to OS 11.
I doubt it. Lynx and cougars certainly don't top a lion. I do believe this is the last version of OS X. That doesn't mean much to me though. I think they'll just rebrand the operating system as OS 11 and hopefully it won't be a desktop version of iOS.

vincenz
Feb 24, 2011, 12:38 PM
I would love to see how apple moves away from osx. I feel like it can last quite a long time as it is right now.

aiqw9182
Feb 24, 2011, 12:41 PM
I doubt it. Lynx and cougars certainly don't top a lion. I do believe this is the last version of OS X. That doesn't mean much to me though. I think they'll just rebrand the operating system as OS 11 and hopefully it won't be a desktop version of iOS.

Lynx and Cougars don't top Lions?

A Tiger absolutely destroys a Lion, let alone a Leopard so I don't see your point.

Mr. Retrofire
Feb 24, 2011, 05:52 PM
I don't think so, theres still a bunch of unused names:

Mac OS X Wild Cat
Mac OS X Cougar
Mac OS X Ocelot


and lets not forget Mac OS X Domestic Cat ;)

Mac OS X 10.8 == Mac OS X Candy Cat

Intell
Feb 24, 2011, 05:54 PM
Mac OS 10.8 will be name Tabby or House Cat. I'm kind of sad Apple didn't code name iOS after different breeds of house cats.

ajvizzgamer101
Feb 24, 2011, 06:36 PM
They could start using LOLcat names. Mac OS X Monorail Cat :)

v66jack
Feb 24, 2011, 06:41 PM
It wont be Lynx, because you'll get people who confuse it with Linux.
Maybe Lion is the end of the cats and Steve.

When a new CEO comes in maybe they will start a new species of animals?

They could still use Keyboard Cat, he tops any Lion!

saving107
Feb 24, 2011, 06:53 PM
I never took each renaming to be a superior cat each time- I'd much rather be a cheetah than a tiger or leopard =P

But yeah, we've still got Cougar [Insert MILF joke here]. The aforementioned Liger could also be quite fitting, given Apple's attempts to hybridise OSX and iOS.

http://c2114632.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/osxcougar.jpg

My vote is for Liger, iOS and Mac OS more fully integrated with each other.

Mad Mac Maniac
Feb 24, 2011, 08:31 PM
it doesn't matter if the lion is the "king of the jungle" the big cats will continue until Apple decides to rewrite the Mac from the ground up with Mac OS 11. Will that be the next update? I don't know, but I think apple is gonna be pretty hesitant with changing everything because they have such a good thing with OS X.

As stated above there are plenty of other big cat names apple can use to extend Mac OS X to 10.13 if need be. That could last over a decade.

But then again u may be right and apple will create a new hybrid OS of Mac and iOS.

TuffLuffJimmy
Feb 24, 2011, 10:35 PM
it doesn't matter if the lion is the "king of the jungle" the big cats will continue until Apple decides to rewrite the Mac from the ground up with Mac OS 11.
Yeah, because OS 8 was a complete rewrite from System 7, and OS 9 was a rewrite of 8.

I highly doubt Apple will rewrite their OS ever. Operating systems have become too complex to start over at this point. Good thing we have such great foundations to build on already.

neko girl
Feb 24, 2011, 10:40 PM
Mac OS X House Cat = iOS 6

Mad Mac Maniac
Feb 24, 2011, 10:53 PM
Yeah, because OS 8 was a complete rewrite from System 7, and OS 9 was a rewrite of 8.

I highly doubt Apple will rewrite their OS ever. Operating systems have become too complex to start over at this point. Good thing we have such great foundations to build on already.

good point, i spoke out of turn. not a complete rewrite necessarily but with some fundamental differences, not incremental upgrades

kuwisdelu
Feb 25, 2011, 12:33 AM
and lets not forget Mac OS X Domestic Cat ;)

No way.

It'll be OS X Domestic Short Hair and OS X Domestic Long Hair.

VPrime
Feb 25, 2011, 12:47 AM
Theree will be sea lion, which will be the transition to fish or other sea life. :)

gpcovenant
Feb 25, 2011, 02:51 PM
http://c2114632.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/osxcougar.jpg


that is just killing me. make it so steve

MacDawg
Feb 25, 2011, 02:57 PM
I'm thinking maybe Kit Kat
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Steve Ballmer
Feb 26, 2011, 01:52 PM
Yeah, because OS 8 was a complete rewrite from System 7, and OS 9 was a rewrite of 8.

I highly doubt Apple will rewrite their OS ever. Operating systems have become too complex to start over at this point. Good thing we have such great foundations to build on already.
Not to mention Mac OS X wasn't even a complete rewrite, either. It began mostly as NeXTstep with a Mac-like GUI. It was totally different from System 9, though.

cocky jeremy
Feb 26, 2011, 03:31 PM
Liger

Then a Tion.

Justinf79
Feb 26, 2011, 04:39 PM
Next up is White Lion. :)

Or Cougar, lynx, bobcat, ocelot, margay, savannah cat, serval...

ajvizzgamer101
Feb 26, 2011, 05:05 PM
Apple trademarked Lynx and Cougar a while ago. So it will most likely be:

10.8 Lynx
10.9 Cougar

Then the move to OS 11.

It is just hard from a psychological stand point to go from the "King of the Jungle" to a Lynx. Though you are probably 99% correct.

TuffLuffJimmy
Feb 26, 2011, 05:08 PM
It is just hard from a psychological stand point to go from the "King of the Jungle" to a Lynx. Though you are probably 99% correct.
Just because Apple trademarked them doesn't mean they will use them. Companies trademark names all the time just so competitors can't use them, or they believe maybe one day they'll get some use out of a trademark.

monaarts
Feb 26, 2011, 05:31 PM
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Next up:

9.8: Sea Lion
9.9: Dandi Lion

Hahahaha. :-)

cocky jeremy
Feb 26, 2011, 06:14 PM
It is just hard from a psychological stand point to go from the "King of the Jungle" to a Lynx. Though you are probably 99% correct.

It's just a name. Besides, lions are far from the "king" of the jungle anyway. Elephants are far meaner, rhinos, hippos, crocs.. just to name a few. If they wanted to save the biggest and baddest cat for last, they wouldn't have used Tiger yet. :)

poobear
Feb 27, 2011, 08:03 AM
Let's not forget the most beloved cat of them all

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3421/3884962372_6a7448cb6d_z.jpg

DirtySocks85
Feb 27, 2011, 11:00 AM
http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/hs866.snc4/71138_170994762919843_4156120_n.jpg

jbg232
Feb 27, 2011, 12:59 PM
My vote is that they will use Mountain Lion, just as they did with Snow Leopard to transition to the intel tick-tock cycle in OS development.

goobot
Feb 27, 2011, 01:41 PM
mountain lion

^beat me but i said in back in november :P

MacBookPr0
Feb 27, 2011, 01:43 PM
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Liger

Yes

McGiord
Apr 30, 2011, 11:03 AM
The move from Leopard to Snow Leopard made sense, as the Snow Leopards are smaller than Leopards and strong enough despite their smaller size. And that was exactly what Apple did to the OS, make it smaller in size.
So what would be the next move for the OS after Lion?


White Lion?
http://www.myspace.com/returnofthepride

iOS integration is obvious.
Music, Videos, Games....basic work office stuff...media printing/web...still the same needs out there.
What else:
3D?
Holograms?
3D Printing?

No idea what a good name they will use..but it will be magical...revolutionary...

baryon
Apr 30, 2011, 11:38 AM
This:

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TuffLuffJimmy
Apr 30, 2011, 10:47 PM
So what would be the next move for the OS after Lion?


White Lion?
http://www.myspace.com/returnofthepride

iOS integration is obvious.
Music, Videos, Games....basic work office stuff...media printing/web...still the same needs out there.
What else:
3D?
Holograms?
3D Printing?

No idea what a good name they will use..but it will be magical...revolutionary...

Honestly, I see Lion as the last OS X release. Lion would be a good name to go out on, as they are considered the king of the large cats. I think the next major release will take quite a lot from iOS and probably be rebranded with that in mind. I'm not calling the end of the desktop OS, but it likely will be the end of the traditional desktop OS. Hopefully I'm wrong though, because such a transition executed poorly could really decrease the life span of my summer 2009 MBP. Especially if the new OS relies heavily on a different scheme than a mouse (or trackpad) and keyboard input.

thenewperson
May 1, 2011, 05:47 AM
Maybe 10.8 will be an incremental update, Mountain Lion.

Then 10.9 will be the last OS X release and will be known as Sabertooth.

hellomoto4
May 1, 2011, 08:22 AM
Firstly I must say I absolutely love all the box mockups!

However I think that it's definitely the last of the big cats. Everything that Apple does signifies something -- from the 9:41am in every iPhone screenshot to the 4 clocks on Apple's homepage just before launching The Beetles on iTunes (if you remember).

I cannot wait to see what follows Mac OS X, and how it changes the industry. I could only guess that "XI" will introduce the world to touch computing, Steve style. Then, I hate to admit it, but I think that Steve will then say his goodbyes.

maflynn
May 1, 2011, 10:18 AM
This subject does come up quite often and while apple will only be at 10.7 with Lion. I think you can make an excellent case for this being the last. We're seeing a lot of the iPad functionality being built into OSX. Its quite possible that apple will merge it further and rebrand the OS.

benhollberg
May 1, 2011, 10:23 AM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1039701

Yamcha
May 1, 2011, 10:25 AM
I think it'd be better if Apple drops the cat naming scheme..

maflynn
May 1, 2011, 10:27 AM
I think it'd be better if Apple drops the cat naming scheme..

From a marketing perspective it might make sense, but look at MS when they tried to drop the windows name. Of course they picked a really lame word "vista" which only exacerbated the system. :eek:

daneoni
May 1, 2011, 10:43 AM
Maybe 10.8 will be an incremental update, Mountain Lion.

Then 10.9 will be the last OS X release and will be known as Sabertooth.

This actually is very plausible and will probably end up happening...albeit without the Sabretooth thing.

buckers
May 1, 2011, 05:42 PM
I agree with those who say there'll be one more, like what Snow Leopard was to Leopard.

Starfox
May 1, 2011, 06:43 PM
For the love of god people who cares? The OS X 10.8 might as well be called "Bananas", as long as we all call it "Bananas" so we know what we're talking about we should be all set.