Apple registers names for 10.6 and 10.7?

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  1. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    I read in the Green Guide (Australian media/technology section of The Age) (27/7/06) that Apple have registered the names Cougar and Lynx for future OS releases. Does anyone else have any information about this?

    The paragraph says:
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    They did this three years ago...but yes, it's still a good bet they will be used for forthcoming OS versions.
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Pretty sure Cougar and Lynx have been registered for a fairly long time now, at least in the States.

    I reckon Lynx would be a great name, Puma and Cougar are pretty synonymous with each other as are Panther/Leopard/Jaguar. Lynx is just so different - a big cat from the cold snowy mountains.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Awesome...never even heard of a Lynx before.
     
  5. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Couger... not so good.
    Lynx... Awesome! The only one better would have to be leopard.
     
  6. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Cougar.. like UH?

    "YEAH! I'm rocking os 10.6! GO COOGS!!" *goes wild at football game*

    can't think of any other big cats..
    what do you think the theme for 11 will be?

    I'm thinking: BIRDS. that's where it's at.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    10.6 Hummingbird ........cuz its so zippy
     
  8. SteveRichardson macrumors regular

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    Isn't the name "Lynx" to close to the word "Linux"?

    wouldn't want to get those two confused.
     
  9. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    I'd be willing to bet more people know what a Lynx is than know what Linux is.
     
  10. bonzodog macrumors newbie

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    big cats!

    well lynx is nice, and not necessarily just from snowy areas. a friend of mine found a lynx kitten in Toronto in the fifties. of course there's still ocelot, nice sounding, the Manx cat (indigenous to that Isle) or the fastest land animal: cheetah. perhaps they'll save that for XI!
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Cheetah was 10.0.
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    10.0 Cheetah
    10.1 Puma
    10.2 Jaguar
    10.3 Panther
    10.4 Tiger
    10.5 Leopard

    10.6???

    How about European Cave Lion - biggest cat to ever live, weighed between 600 and 700 pounds and was around 3.5m in length. Don't know how the Liger measures up but the Liger only exists because of human intervention - I know it's a damned big animal though...
     
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    I have! It was made by Atari and I used to play Lemmings on it :p
     
  14. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    Me too! It's my favourite ice hockey team, too :) go to www.ilves.com to check it out (Ilves is a finnish translation for Lynx).
     
  15. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I remember myself thinking about other names for OS's they will come up with, as in 10.6 and 10.7 and etc. I thought of cougar, but not Lynx. I bet by the time they reach 10.8 they will run out of names.
     
  16. Miguey macrumors 6502

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    first i hear Woodcrest..same name as my JR High school...

    now i hear Cougars the similar name(Cortez Cougars) as my Elementary school..

    these schools are getting famous :)
     
  17. Cloud9 macrumors regular

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    Everything the Light Touches.....

    I want an os named Lion!!!!
     
  18. netdog macrumors 603

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    These are rather wimpy cats compared to Tigers, Leopards and Cheetahs.

    How about just plain old Lion?
     
  19. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Even though you can run the big 3 OS's on a Mac now, I'm guessing Calico is out of the question. I only say this because I have an unusually sociable calico.

    Sadly, with 10.4.6 being Tiger, there's nowhere to go but down in terms of cat size.
     
  20. risc macrumors 68030

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    Well I guess they both start with L and end in X. :rolleyes:
     
  21. risc macrumors 68030

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    Yeah lynx is a text based web browser. ;)
     
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  23. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    when the get farther down the road, they're just going to have to go with hybrids, like:

    Liger
    or
    Tigon

    which DO exist by the way!!

    Liger:[​IMG]
    Tigon:[​IMG]
     
  24. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    uhhh, i think your missing the point there.....
     

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