Am I the only one that think the new naming scheme stinks?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Peaceful, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Peaceful macrumors member

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    I mean, seriously, "El Capitan". Yosemite was bad. Mavericks was worse. But "EL CAPITAN"?

    I'm so ticked off I started blogging again just to rant.

    And yes, I'll probably eventually abandon that blog too, like all the others.
     
  2. anthorumor macrumors 6502a

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    Someone has too much time on their hands.
    Besides, some product names are bad but you get used to it e.g. Windows XP, Nintendo Wii, and even iPad.
    I would have preferred them to simply call it Mac OS. Kinda like a reboot of their MacBook, and falls in line with their other OS naming convention (Watch OS, iOS).
     
  3. Peaceful thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh I don't mind the product name. OS X is just fine. It's when you add the extra name that's supposed to give meaning, only it's meaningless. That's what gets me. Even more insulting, they talk it up as having such great meaning. Only it doesn't unless you've been there, because for most of us, we don't even know what the heck they're talking about without a lengthy explanation, and maybe a slideshow. And a history lesson.
     
  4. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Think of it this way Snow Leopard was a bug fixed and optimized release of Leopard essentially. So El Capitan (which is located inside Yosemite) is a bug fixed and optimized version of Yosemite. All the cat names were meaningless as well did you care as much then?
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Oh, please. Other products have been give the names of geographical locations for decades if not centuries. No one is forcing you to learn anything about the locations being honored. Just use the OS ... or not.
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Personally one of my favourite songs ..... The name is ok by me :)
     
  7. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Yes. Get a real life OP ;)
     
  8. Peaceful thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm all for a Snow Leopard-like bug fix and optimization. They really ought to do that at least every other release. I just wish they had picked a name where people I talk to respond with "That's a cool name" rather than "whaaaat?"
     
  9. Peaceful thread starter macrumors member

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    Best use of a winky I've seen this week. I like the new forum emoticons.

    I'm surprised about the amount of "too much time" comments. Isn't that sorta the whole point of the forum? Maybe I should have posted in a less lets-get-down-to-business one.
     
  10. Peaceful thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, cool song. Thanks for posting that. Never heard it.
     
  11. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    Yeah they should use great names like "lollipop" or "Jellybean"

    Seriously, who cares? It's just a codename. It's still OS X.
     
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  13. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Who cares? It's software. Is it any better than Windows Phone 7 Mango?
     
  14. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    I did not watch all of it, but my first response was wtf. I thought it was a joke similar to the guys on bikes.
     
  15. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502

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    Mavericks was good, I thought.
    Yosemite was fine.
    I understand that this upcoming version is iterative, featuring improvements to the Yosemite core... so naming it a subset of Yosemite made sense. But there are way cooler names inside of Yosemite, IMO, that would've sounded better.
    Tuolumne... Mariposa... Ahwahnee... Tioga... Wawona...
     
  16. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    If they go "tick tok", I would make the next two "Sequoia" and "Red Wood"
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm not liking the names at all. I didn't understand Mavericks (I'm not a California person), but Yosemite made sense but El Capitan does not.

    Once I googled it, I understood the tie in, i.e., part of Yosemite. I think Apple failed in the naming convention if you have to google the meaning. Prior to this, we more or less understood the the Snow cat versions were more under the hood type upgrades .
     
  18. space1nvaders macrumors regular

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    My problem is just trying to Google these names for support. I always have to put Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite to find a match. Now with 2 words El Capitan or Captain (some people can't spell it), it's going to be ever longer.

    How about...

    OSX 11 instead of Mac OS X 10.11 for any Mac product

    iOS 9.10 for the iPhone, iPad
     
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    Thank your lucky stars it wasn't named "Ahwahnee". That would be a cluster watching folks trying to spell it.
     
  20. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Disappointed it wasn't Malibu like my concept :(

    Also disappointed it wasn't Redwood or Sequoia, like I 100% expected it to be.
     
  21. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    So call it 10.11 or El Cap or call it the version after Yosemite.

    It's not going to change and frankly, most folks won't care.
     
  22. Royksöpp macrumors 6502

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    It is. I believe Yosemite 2 would have been a better option.
     
  23. Peaceful thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome. You and me, lets change the world! ;)
     
  24. Peaceful thread starter macrumors member

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    Now those would have been great names. I updated my blog post with a list of 10 better naming schemes (instead of just one), and one of them I picked (before I read your post, actually) was "Hardwood Trees." I don't know if those are technically hardwood...but they'd be awesome names.
     
  25. Peaceful thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly! What good is it as a name if it leaves so many people going, "Huh?"
     

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