So... Why no OS X Cougar?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by StressedSnowCat, Jul 23, 2013.

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    Was anyone else disappointing? :) I was sooo looking forward to it. Why didn't they call it OSX Cougar? I think Mavericks sounds weird.
     
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    It's already been done before. Puma, Panther and Mountain Lion are all names for Cougar.

    They chose a different naming convention to denote a change in how they are doing things.
     
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    It would have been great marketing for Apple. A mature operating system for the younger users.
     
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    Makes sense. Plenty of cougars in Cali, if ya know what i mean ;D
     
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    Someone also recently mentioned that "cats only have nine lives," and Mountain Lion represents the 9th iteration of OSX. Seems fitting, then, to change themes.
     
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    Maybe they didn't want it to sound like an older OS looking for younger devices :D.
     
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    yg17

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    Because a bunch of MILFs on basic cable ruined the name.
     
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    AustinIllini

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    Not to mention "How I Met Your Mother".
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    One middle-aged woman in my house is more than enough.
     
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    AustinIllini

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    If you are also middle-aged, your wife is not a cougar.
     
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    HitchHykr

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    Not to him but maybe to the pool boy?
     
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    AustinIllini

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    Good point. Just clarifying that Cougar has often been misrepresented as an older woman, whereas a Cougar is actually an older woman trying to look and act a lot younger and go after a lot younger men.
     
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    I'd buy it.
     
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    OS X Cougar "Comes with Siri Cougar Edition and if you ever feel lonely there's a 'Find my Cougar' App that you can download from the App Store!"

    And next year: OS X Sugar Daddy
     
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    This was the perfect time to switch to non-cat names. With more attention being paid to Apple's (perfectly legal) offshore monies, it was a great opportunity to start manufacturing in the US (the Mac Pro) and to name OS X after US landmarks, in this case California landmarks. Maybe this helps to get congress off their back a little bit.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    I am a female. I didn't say there was only room for one cougar in my house, I wrote there was only room for one middle-aged woman in my house. ;) I am not a cougar either, for the record. :)

    Her and no pool, sadly.
     
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    With Apple's new 'all American' brand image, it still could happen..
    OSX (John) Cougar? :p Sounds better than OSX Mellencamp anyhow...
     
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    HitchHykr

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    It's dangerous to make assumptions about the anatomic composition of the posters, girls/women must hate it when it happens which must be often.
     
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    hahahahahahahahaha

    I love it.
     
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    [​IMG]

    :p

    In all seriousness, I don't give a crap about their creative accounting, but I also don't give a crap about how American they are. I think this new marketing angle is stupid.
     
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    Because the cougar is a bitch. I've shot cougars. They were taunting my dogs and digging up my gardens. Screw cougars.
     
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    Why is it Mavericks (plural) and not Maverick (singular)?
     
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    boss.king

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    It's names after a surf beach in California. The beach is called Mavericks, not Maverick.
     

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