Next OS names

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by oldschool, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    My brother was just wondering when Mac OS X 10.4 Mountain Lion, and OS 10.5 Kitty were coming out.
     
  2. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Actually, I thought I read somewhere that Lion was the name for 10.4.

    Mountain Lion is the same as a Puma or Cougar, that was 10.0 IIRC.

    "Kitty" would be a little nonspecific. 10.5 Domestic Shorthair?
     
  3. Krizoitz macrumors 6502a

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    There is still Tiger, Leopard, Bobcat, Serval, Caracal, and of course Lynx, but that probably sounds too much like Linux, and they might not use it unless they do some sort of Linux/Unix fusion.
     
  4. sparks9 macrumors 6502a

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    I read somewhere that 10.4 is called Lynx. I may be wrong tho.
     
  5. rdowns Suspended

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    Since the cat is out of the bag, I can tell you about OS X for x86 processors, code name *****.

    edit: damn filters ruin a great joke. (p*ssy)
     
  6. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Lynx is the name of a popular deodorant over here, I'm not sure that's a great name.. :)
     
  7. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    That was OS X 10.2 Server.
     
  8. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Sylvester?

    Pink Panther?
     
  9. virividox macrumors 601

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    really? i didnt know that :( oh well are you sure they used TIGGER and not TIGER
     
  10. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    What was Apple thinking with not registering Ocelot?!?! It sort of rolllllllllllllls off the tongue. OS X Ocelot. However invaribly Jobs would slauter the name as his Jagwire reference. UGH.

    What would be cool is if the version of OS X that comes out before Longhorn is called Sabertooth. :)

    I hope that whenever MOS is upgraded they will maintain the feline names. It just sounds cool. Or if nothing else with OS 11 they call it

    OS XI: "MS @$$ Beater" Edition
    OS XI.1: "MS Dominatrix" Edition
    OS XI.2: "Oh god Microsoft is going down" Edition
    OS XI.3: "[insert snappy name here]" Edition
    OS XI.4: "DAMN THAT'S SOME GOOD S**T!" Edition
    OS XI.5: "Marauder" Edition
    OS XI.6: "MS ain't got nothing on us." Edition
    OS XI.7: "Virus free edition"
    OS XI.8: "Copy THIS Microsoft!" Edition
    OS XI.9: "Prelude" Edition

    OS XII: [Infinity Symbol]
     
  11. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    Ya know. I like that idea a lot:

    OS XII: [Infinity Symbol]

    Sort of a slap in the face of those that think Apple is dieing.
     
  12. caveman_uk Guest

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    Damn, I was gonna suggest Ocelot!;)

    It's quite an attractive animal
     
  13. Doraemon macrumors 6502

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    Yep. See this list
     
  14. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    I thought Tiger was next...
     
  15. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    personally they should go with os x garfield or os x pookie, IMHOP.
    i think os x bovine would be the best then everyone mooing their macs.
     
  16. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    I hope they stick with the cat names, especially since it's so funny to hear Steve Jobs go through the list at all of the keynotes. "Well we started with..."
     
  17. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....while I like the sound of "lynx" I wonder if it maybe will sound a bit too much like "linux"...so how about - "fat domestic tabby" - oh yeah!
     
  18. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    speaking of which, the text web browser in unix/linux is lynx...http://lynx.browser.org/
     
  19. stoid macrumors 601

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    I don't know if naming an OS that the media often sees as a dying system after an extinct cat is really the best idea. ;)

    How about Bastet
     
  20. ecche macrumors regular

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    10.9.9.9. -> FELINE ETERNAL

    (or should they quit the silly cats and just give it a good old-fashioned name like 'Beauregard'?)
     
  21. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    "Bastet" would be Steve himself :D
     
  22. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    XI: Bert Lahr
    XII: Snowball
    XIII: Julie Newmar
    XIV: Smelly Cat
     

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