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Old Jul 23, 2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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So... Why no OS X Cougar?

Was anyone else disappointing? I was sooo looking forward to it. Why didn't they call it OSX Cougar? I think Mavericks sounds weird.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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Was anyone else disappointing? I was sooo looking forward to it. Why didn't they call it OSX Cougar? I think Mavericks sounds weird.
It's already been done before. Puma, Panther and Mountain Lion are all names for Cougar.

They chose a different naming convention to denote a change in how they are doing things.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 11:55 AM   #3
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It would have been great marketing for Apple. A mature operating system for the younger users.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 12:02 PM   #4
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Makes sense. Plenty of cougars in Cali, if ya know what i mean ;D
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 12:15 PM   #5
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Someone also recently mentioned that "cats only have nine lives," and Mountain Lion represents the 9th iteration of OSX. Seems fitting, then, to change themes.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 12:16 PM   #6
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Was anyone else disappointing? I was sooo looking forward to it. Why didn't they call it OSX Cougar? I think Mavericks sounds weird.
Maybe they didn't want it to sound like an older OS looking for younger devices .
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 12:20 PM   #7
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Because a bunch of MILFs on basic cable ruined the name.
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Because a bunch of MILFs on basic cable ruined the name.
Not to mention "How I Met Your Mother".
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 03:32 PM   #9
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One middle-aged woman in my house is more than enough.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 03:35 PM   #10
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One middle-aged woman in my house is more than enough.
If you are also middle-aged, your wife is not a cougar.
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If you are also middle-aged, your wife is not a cougar.
Not to him but maybe to the pool boy?
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Not to him but maybe to the pool boy?
Good point. Just clarifying that Cougar has often been misrepresented as an older woman, whereas a Cougar is actually an older woman trying to look and act a lot younger and go after a lot younger men.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 04:45 PM   #14
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It would have been great marketing for Apple. A mature operating system for the younger users.
I'd buy it.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 04:47 PM   #15
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 04:55 PM   #16
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OS X Cougar "Comes with Siri Cougar Edition and if you ever feel lonely there's a 'Find my Cougar' App that you can download from the App Store!"

And next year: OS X Sugar Daddy
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 04:50 AM   #17
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This was the perfect time to switch to non-cat names. With more attention being paid to Apple's (perfectly legal) offshore monies, it was a great opportunity to start manufacturing in the US (the Mac Pro) and to name OS X after US landmarks, in this case California landmarks. Maybe this helps to get congress off their back a little bit.
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If you are also middle-aged, your wife is not a cougar.
I am a female. I didn't say there was only room for one cougar in my house, I wrote there was only room for one middle-aged woman in my house. I am not a cougar either, for the record.

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Not to him but maybe to the pool boy?
Her and no pool, sadly.
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With Apple's new 'all American' brand image, it still could happen..
OSX (John) Cougar? Sounds better than OSX Mellencamp anyhow...
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I am a female. I didn't say there was only room for one cougar in my house, I wrote there was only room for one middle-aged woman in my house. I am not a cougar either, for the record.



Her and no pool, sadly.
It's dangerous to make assumptions about the anatomic composition of the posters, girls/women must hate it when it happens which must be often.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 11:31 PM   #21
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It would have been great marketing for Apple. A mature operating system for the younger users.
hahahahahahahahaha

I love it.
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This was the perfect time to switch to non-cat names. With more attention being paid to Apple's (perfectly legal) offshore monies, it was a great opportunity to start manufacturing in the US (the Mac Pro) and to name OS X after US landmarks, in this case California landmarks. Maybe this helps to get congress off their back a little bit.




In all seriousness, I don't give a crap about their creative accounting, but I also don't give a crap about how American they are. I think this new marketing angle is stupid.
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Old Jul 27, 2013, 07:40 PM   #23
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Because the cougar is a bitch. I've shot cougars. They were taunting my dogs and digging up my gardens. Screw cougars.
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Why is it Mavericks (plural) and not Maverick (singular)?
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Why is it Mavericks (plural) and not Maverick (singular)?
It's names after a surf beach in California. The beach is called Mavericks, not Maverick.
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