Mountain Lion’s Name

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by zachkolk, Feb 16, 2012.

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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.
     
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    I think horse is out of the barn on the Mountain Lion name.

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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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    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'm calling it now: OS 10.9 "Ocelot"
     
  7. HishamAkhtar
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    Haha Cougar. Glad they dodged that bullet.
     
  8. nostylluan
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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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    The only thing wrong with Mountain Lion is how long it takes to type. But I like the pattern.
     
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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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    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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    Would be nice if we get OS XI eventually, and drop the "ten" business for once.
     
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    You mean like throwing an "i" in front of everything?
     
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    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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    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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    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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    In 2013: os x lynx. 2014: os xi with primate names for intelligence?
     
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    I'll bet it's going to be Mac OS X v11.0
     
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    nah, lolcat fo' rizzle
     
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    I can see it now.....
    Top googled word of 2013 "Ocelot"
     
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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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    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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    A Cougar is a Mountain Lion.

    Plus this:
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