Historical Question...??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mbopy22, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. mbopy22 macrumors 6502

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    Does anybody know why all Mac OSX have feline names???:confused:

    Jaguar, Panther, Tiger.... what's next LION??? KING OF THE JUNGLE yeah..:p or maybe Chetaah the fastest... ;)
     
  2. HiRez macrumors 603

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    The original Mac OS X 10.0 was Cheetah, Leopard will be the next, 10.5. As with most names like this, I think it just started as an internal product name and stuck, so they rolled with it.
     
  3. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    I don't know exactly why, but I am sure it was based on market research and an over marketing and branding plan for Apple.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Might as well ask yourself, why was Vista codenamed Longhorn? At least cats can be ferocious. The only thing ferocious about a Longhorn is the **** I take after I eat that mother****er. MMmmmmm beef.
     
  5. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    SAVE THE COWS! EAT A VEGETARIAN!
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    LOL.. too stringy.
     
  7. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Hmm.. a vegetarian burger..? :confused:

    BTW, I really like the big-cat names!

    "Do you run XP?"
    "Nope.. I run TIGERRRRRRRR!!!" :p
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  9. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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  10. mbopy22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :(
    LOL

    Chickens taste better.... Signed; GLOBAL COW ASSOCIATION... LOL:p

    Anyway nobody know why they use feline names huh??? :(
    :(
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    It was really only with the release of 10.2 that Apple started to really emphasise the feline code names of the OS. Jaguar had the animal skin "X," Panther brought a bit of maturity to the OS with the brushed metal and Tiger was the first to be marketed almost exclusively using the cat code name.

    I really have high hopes for 10.5. Tiger was really a massive "behind the scenes" overhaul. Most of the work was in the code with but a few new visible features. Hopefully Leopard will be able to make full use of that code and really take the fight to MS's Vista (which WILL be a good OS, don't go kidding yourselves, this will be a tough fight) and really bring the Mac platform into the public eye.
     
  12. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Yeah! I always wondered why it wasn't called Windows Cow in the first place. Or maybe Windows Soja for the vegetarians among us. :D
     
  13. mbopy22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    about Vista, I've heard that the requirements will for it will basically mean BUYING a new computer... so a lot of PC users will be very pissed...
    that's one of the reasons I changed... I was tired of upgrading my PC and see that the "upgrade" was old a month later... :mad: :mad: :mad:

    You think the next OSX will be called Leopard??? I really want to see a LION OSX... that ROOOOOAAAAAARRRRRSSSS for its power... LOL :D :D
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The name Leopard is confirmed, Vista's competency is not. ;)
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    :D

    I think this post needs to be followed by the phrase, "Wham, bam, thank you ma'am!" and/or a victory dance. I'm happy to oblige on both counts. *dances*
     
  16. mbopy22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are there any dates or details on when Leopard is coming out?? what is going to look like??? :eek:
     
  17. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I wouldn't expect it until the first x86 Macs are released.

    For the moment, Tiger is still the defacto version of OS X.

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/

    I don't think it'll be a huge departure from Tiger..
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Last year, Apple announced that it would come out approximately in line with the release of the main bolus of Mactels, in late 2006 or perhaps early 2007. But there haven't been any real details on what it will contain, I don't think it is anywhere near developer betas, and the rumor mill is suggesting that the first Mactels will ship with Intel binaries for Tiger.

    What rumors have gone around have primarily been things that have been on the rumor boilerplate for some time...resolution-independent UI, QuartzExtreme 2D, general refinements, etc, etc....
     
  19. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    In which version of our nightmares ?

    hahaha...u so fuunnny :eek:
     
  20. mcmillan macrumors 6502

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    Windows' codenames are ski resorts... how original:rolleyes: (they thought too much about it IMO)
     

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