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zachkolk
Feb 16, 2012, 04:05 PM
I see what Apple is doing here with Leopard to Snow Leopard, then Lion to Mountain Lion, but I donít think Mountain Lion really has a good ring to it. I predicted as soon as I heard Lionís name that the next OS would be Mountain Lion and I don't want Apple to be predictable. Honestly, I think Apple should name 10.8 OS X Cougar. A Cougar is the same animal as a Mountain Lion and would essentially keep the ďTick TockĒ strategy still in place, but with a much cooler sounding name.



arn
Feb 16, 2012, 04:06 PM
I see what Apple is doing here with Leopard to Snow Leopard, then Lion to Mountain Lion, but I donít think Mountain Lion really has a good ring to it. I predicted as soon as I heard Lionís name that the next OS would be Mountain Lion and I don't want Apple to be predictable. Honestly, I think Apple should name 10.8 OS X Cougar. A Cougar is the same animal as a Mountain Lion and would essentially keep the ďTick TockĒ strategy still in place, but with a much cooler sounding name.

I think horse is out of the barn on the Mountain Lion name.

arn

GGJstudios
Feb 16, 2012, 04:08 PM
Obviously, they're not going to change the name to suit anyone's preference. There are dozens of threads discussing possible names for the Mac OS. Apple will use whatever names they choose, despite anything posted in this forum.

Michaelgtrusa
Feb 16, 2012, 04:09 PM
I like it.

srshaw
Feb 16, 2012, 04:45 PM
I hadn't heard of a mountain lion. When I looked on wikipedia it said it was just another name of a cougar.

Surely apple are now running out of cats.

rprebel
Feb 16, 2012, 04:48 PM
I hadn't heard of a mountain lion. When I looked on wikipedia it said it was just another name of a cougar.

Surely apple are now running out of cats.

I'm calling it now: OS 10.9 "Ocelot"

HishamAkhtar
Feb 16, 2012, 04:50 PM
I see what Apple is doing here with Leopard to Snow Leopard, then Lion to Mountain Lion, but I donít think Mountain Lion really has a good ring to it. I predicted as soon as I heard Lionís name that the next OS would be Mountain Lion and I don't want Apple to be predictable. Honestly, I think Apple should name 10.8 OS X Cougar. A Cougar is the same animal as a Mountain Lion and would essentially keep the ďTick TockĒ strategy still in place, but with a much cooler sounding name.

Haha Cougar. Glad they dodged that bullet.

nostylluan
Feb 16, 2012, 04:51 PM
leopard > snow leopard
lion > mountain lion

next OS will be a newer name. this is just an upgrade to lion.

ajvizzgamer101
Feb 16, 2012, 04:52 PM
The only thing wrong with Mountain Lion is how long it takes to type. But I like the pattern.

ixodes
Feb 16, 2012, 04:57 PM
It boggles the mind to read how sensitive many members of this forum are when it comes to model names of devices, or version names of OS's. The arguments and ego wars rage on. Vanity is paramount amongst the Apple community.

I don't care what they call it, I want the excellence of what I KNOW... Apple is capable of, when designing a new OS. Lately it's been a bit discouraging.

Therefore I truly welcome this announcement, and find Mountain Lion a perfectly suitable name.

tyrell456
Feb 16, 2012, 04:57 PM
They aren't entirely out of cat names yet. There's still lynx (what I was hoping 10.8 would be), bobcat, and ocelot.

troop231
Feb 16, 2012, 05:49 PM
Would be nice if we get OS XI eventually, and drop the "ten" business for once.

Jagardn
Feb 16, 2012, 06:21 PM
I see what Apple is doing here with Leopard to Snow Leopard, then Lion to Mountain Lion, but I donít think Mountain Lion really has a good ring to it. I predicted as soon as I heard Lionís name that the next OS would be Mountain Lion and I don't want Apple to be predictable. Honestly, I think Apple should name 10.8 OS X Cougar. A Cougar is the same animal as a Mountain Lion and would essentially keep the ďTick TockĒ strategy still in place, but with a much cooler sounding name.

You mean like throwing an "i" in front of everything?

Cougarcat
Feb 16, 2012, 06:25 PM
I hadn't heard of a mountain lion. When I looked on wikipedia it said it was just another name of a cougar.



Also Puma, which was already used for 10.1. They never used the cat marketing back then, though--that started with 10.2 Jaguar.

I'm guessing they chose it to give people the impression it's a refined Lion.

adamtheturtle
Feb 16, 2012, 06:25 PM
I hope that you won't still need to have your iOS apps on your Mac as well in order to sync your iOS device. With a "purchased" list on the device App Store I don't understand why it is still needed.

akm3
Feb 16, 2012, 10:35 PM
I don't know the next names, but based on the below I predict 2016 is the year iOS and OS X merge.

2012 - iOS 6 & OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
2013 - iOS 7 & OS X 10.9 "Sea Lion"
2014 - iOS 8 & OS X 10.10 "Sabertooth Tabby"
2015 - iOS 9 & OS X 10.11 "Final Cat Pro X"
2016 - Unified into "iOS X"

Ddyracer
Feb 16, 2012, 11:10 PM
In 2013: os x lynx. 2014: os xi with primate names for intelligence?

rorschach
Feb 16, 2012, 11:14 PM
Would be nice if we get OS XI eventually, and drop the "ten" business for once.

I'll bet it's going to be Mac OS X v11.0

b-rad g
Feb 17, 2012, 07:57 AM
Last of the cat names will be Thundercat!

Lucas Godfrey
Feb 28, 2012, 04:17 PM
Last of the cat names will be Thundercat!

nah, lolcat fo' rizzle

ECUpirate44
Feb 28, 2012, 04:21 PM
I'm calling it now: OS 10.9 "Ocelot"

I can see it now.....
Top googled word of 2013 "Ocelot"

Mikeske
Mar 1, 2012, 03:42 AM
I am seeing a issue with the "Cougar" name. The name is copyrighted by another company something that is unrelated to computers but in a automobile. Anyone remember Mercury Cougar.

DavoteK
Mar 1, 2012, 04:01 AM
haha, cougar, can you imagine the look on people's faces when they see some of the images when searching for cougar

Always thought they'd use Liger at one point. Thats a big-assed cat.

Giuly
Mar 25, 2012, 11:03 PM
I see what Apple is doing here with Leopard to Snow Leopard, then Lion to Mountain Lion, but I don’t think Mountain Lion really has a good ring to it. I predicted as soon as I heard Lion’s name that the next OS would be Mountain Lion and I don't want Apple to be predictable. Honestly, I think Apple should name 10.8 OS X Cougar. A Cougar is the same animal as a Mountain Lion and would essentially keep the “Tick Tock” strategy still in place, but with a much cooler sounding name.
A Cougar is a Mountain Lion.

Plus this:
http://atomictango.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Mac-OSX-Cougar.jpg
“Hi, I’m a PC.”

“And I’m a Mac… rowr, you’re cute! Buy me a drink?”

fullojellybeans
Mar 25, 2012, 11:15 PM
OS X Nyan Cat would get my vote

CyBeRino
Mar 26, 2012, 04:49 AM
I am seeing a issue with the "Cougar" name. The name is copyrighted by another company something that is unrelated to computers but in a automobile. Anyone remember Mercury Cougar.

You can't copyright a name. You can register it as a trademark, but even then it's hard to get exclusive use of common words.

For instance, Microsoft has been having an incredibly hard time getting people who sell windows (the kind with glass planes) to remove 'windows' from their company names. They're not in the same business as Microsoft is.

The same will apply here: if Apple wants to use Cougar, that company can't do anything about it because Apple isn't in the automotive industry. However, there is a company called Cougar in the computer industry-- they make PSUs. But even that I don't think will be an actual problem as there's no way for consumers to confuse the two.

ranviper
Mar 26, 2012, 12:23 PM
There are plenty of cats to go.

African Golden Cat
Asian Golden Cat
Andean Mtn Cat
Bay Cat
Black-footed Cat
Bobcat
Caracal
Cheetah
Chinese Desert Cat
Clouded Leopard
Cougar
Fishing Cat
Flat-headed Cat
Geoffrey's Cat
Iriomote Cat
Jaguarundi
Jungle Cat
Kodkod
Leopard Cat
Little Spotted Cat
Lynx, Canadian
Lynx, Eurasian
Lynx, Spanish
Margay
Marbled Cat
Ocelot
Pallas Cat
Pampas Cat
Rusty-Spotted Cat
Sand Cat
Serval

srf4real
Mar 26, 2012, 08:54 PM
Mac OS 10.9 Catfish. Then iOS Guppy, for the universal tablet/phone/desktop OS evezrybody can figurze out.