Lion, Liger, WHATEVER!!!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by wakerider017, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    I think it would be cool if OS XI (OS 11) was named after planets instead of big cats.

    Pluto, Venus, Saturn, etc.

    Apple could be well on their way to doing that with the new space wallpaper.. :confused:
     
  2. otis123 macrumors 6502a

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    how about dogs?

    mac OS XI pug

    not a good ring to it? oh well...
     
  3. TAV macrumors regular

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    Pluto is not a planet. Good luck on getting Leopard, which is also not a planet.
     
  4. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Ummmm... FYI, Pluto is not a planet.

    But I do wonder what OS VI will be themes after?

    OS 8 & 9 , I think, were after composers.
     
  5. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    When I was in school I was taught that it was...

    No need to get nasty about things.
     
  6. sananda macrumors 68020

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    it was downgraded.
     
  7. DanB91 macrumors 6502

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    NEVER!!!!!!!!! PLUTO WILL STAY A PLANET!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. logandzwon macrumors 6502a

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    remember, at one time the Sun and the moon were also called planets.
     
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    Pluto will still be a planet in my book. ;)
     
  10. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    Hey :) This is exactly what I said to my friend today at college! Can't believe this :D
    I think maybe not planets, it's too predictable. I think "Celestial Objects". I can see it now, Mac OS 11.1 "Andromeda", Mac OS 11.2 "Orion"

    :D
     
  11. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    Yeah that wouldn't be too bad.. I'm not a big fan of the cat names..
     
  12. hamlin macrumors regular

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    I wonder what the next OS will be called, what can you call a OS after Lion..the king of all cats...Mac OS Sabretooth?
     
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    I'm guessing they'll drop public code names for the next OS and just call it MacOS. That's in the same naming convention as iOS for iDevices.

    That's actually a very good point. I'd never considered it.
     
  15. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    It's all going fine until you get to OS Uranus...
     
  16. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    That's what you run in BootCamp
     
  17. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Best comment of the day. Myself, I'm still holding out for Mac OS X Black Leopard. My favorite big cat. Also, what happens when we get to Mac OS XI Black Hole?
     
  18. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Well Vista was a black hole of suck, does that count?
     
  19. chaoticbear macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it'd be as easy of a sell - not only do non-nerd friends of mine with iDevices not keep track of what OS version they have, but I think there's not as much emotional draw towards a new number as a new name. Like "OS 10.8? Eh, 10.7 is fine for me."
    vs
    "Oh holy Jesus, LION is here! GTFO my way!"

    Plus, are we going to fire the OSX version naming guy? ;)
     

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