OS X Leopard Name Change

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  1. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

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    With the name changes of Apple's notebook lines (MacBook & MacBook Pro) due to the intel transition. I feel like Apple might change their name scheme from the "big-cat" names to something different when Leopard is released. What do you guys think?
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Doubt it. Mac OS X seems to be a family of cat names. Besides Apple would not change the name midstream.

    Now Mac OS 11, that is another story.
     
  3. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think they will. Obviously, for OS XI they might, but big-cats is the naming theme. But who knows?

    EDIT: I never really liked sushi Just kidding.
     
  4. JackSYi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This year's WWDC will be very exciting and interesting. I wouldn't be surprised to see a change in the naming scheme. According to AppleInsider: http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1837 . Apple is looking for a more "marketable" name for its operating system.
     
  5. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    It will stay the same.

    No one dislikes the naming scheme so know reason to change.
     
  6. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I do. I HATE cats. But I don't think apple really cares what I think ;)
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Well certainly not with a Windows 95 avatar! Even Microsoft doesn't love Win95! ;)
     
  8. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I can't help it! I love win95! It is my favorite OS of all time. :) I miss my beige box computer :)
     
  9. treblah macrumors 65816

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    I see no reason for a name change, unless of course Apple were to start selling OS X for beige boxes.

    I know that they probably won't but if they did I would imagine they would make it "more marketable".
     
  10. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    always one :)
    (no one post and make it more, thanks ;) )
     
  11. dongmin macrumors 68000

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    I'd say it depends on how truly new and revolutionary it is. If it's only a modest update, then stick with Leopard. But if it's something really new and blows the sox off of Vista, then, I wouldn't mind a new naming scheme.
     
  12. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    OS X has already blown the socks of Vista :D
     
  13. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

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    I love the big cats theme!! And since the tiger is my favorite animal - I personaly enjoy using OS X Tiger very much!!!! :D

    I can't help thinking that OS X Leopard will be a set back compared to Tiger... ;)
     
  14. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Hope they change it to LION!...strong and fast like lion...


    Bless
     
  15. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    I'd take a performa running system 7 over an alienware running vista any day. No, honest. I'm not kidding.
     
  16. DevilsRejection macrumors regular

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    :rolleyes:
     
  17. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Except that a tiger could destroy a lion...
     
  18. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. It will be known as Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard," in similar convention to all previous Mac OS X releases going back to Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar."
     
  19. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    and if i remember correctly, Puma in 10.1, and cheetah in 10.0...
     
  20. treblah macrumors 65816

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    You are correct.

    Also, a little known fact: The OS X public beta was called 'Puddy Cat'. ;)
     
  21. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a

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    10.5 = leopard


    What is left?

    Ocelot
    Cougar
    Lion
    Lynx
    ??? any more? Bobcat? Mountain Lion? Liger? :p
     
  22. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I very much doubt they'll change the naming system. The name of the OS is unrelated to the names of their hardware to I can't see this as a reason to change it.
     
  23. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    No. I do not believe the name will be changed.
     
  24. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    i see. my cat is named Turkey (don't ask why) and he is a rather fast runner. he's also very large. OS X 10.6 Turkey. Gotta say, it's got a nice ring to it:D
     
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