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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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Mountain Lionís Name

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.
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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.

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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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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.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:45 PM   #5
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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.
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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"
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:50 PM   #7
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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.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:51 PM   #8
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leopard > snow leopard
lion > mountain lion

next OS will be a newer name. this is just an upgrade to lion.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:52 PM   #9
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The only thing wrong with Mountain Lion is how long it takes to type. But I like the pattern.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:57 PM   #10
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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.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:57 PM   #11
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They aren't entirely out of cat names yet. There's still lynx (what I was hoping 10.8 would be), bobcat, and ocelot.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:49 PM   #12
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Would be nice if we get OS XI eventually, and drop the "ten" business for once.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 06:21 PM   #13
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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?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 06:25 PM   #14
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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.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 06:25 PM   #15
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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.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:35 PM   #16
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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"
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 11:10 PM   #17
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In 2013: os x lynx. 2014: os xi with primate names for intelligence?
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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
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Last of the cat names will be Thundercat!
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 04:17 PM   #20
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Last of the cat names will be Thundercat!
nah, lolcat fo' rizzle
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I'm calling it now: OS 10.9 "Ocelot"
I can see it now.....
Top googled word of 2013 "Ocelot"
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 03:42 AM   #22
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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.
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 04:01 AM   #23
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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.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 11:03 PM   #24
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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.

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“Hi, I’m a PC.”

“And I’m a Mac… rowr, you’re cute! Buy me a drink?”
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OS X Nyan Cat would get my vote
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