Do you think that Mac OS 11 might go back to musical namings?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by appleguy123, May 27, 2010.

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What do you think Mac OS 11 will be named after?

  1. Music

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  2. Another kind of animal (eg. Mac OS 11 sperm whale)

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  3. There will be no Mac OS 11 (eats a mountain goat in typical troll fashion)

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 604

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    What are your thoughts on what Mac OS 11 will be named after? I think it would not be unbelievable to see Steve present 'Mac OS 11 Crescendo'.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    They're going to stick with 10.X for a while.
     
  3. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    personally I would go with Mac OS XI Fluffy-Bunnies

    but that's just me :p
     
  4. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I think that they will go to 10.8 and then to OS 11. 10.9 might be released as a last update for no longer supported computers.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    That's nice.
     
  6. arkitect macrumors 603

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    Somehow I just don't think that's going to catch on…
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This question comes up on a regular basis. It bears reminding you of some facts:
    1. When Apple introduced MacOS X, it said that MacOS X would be the basis of its OS for the next 20 years. We have about 10 years to go.
    2. OS X is the basis for the iPod, iPad, iPhone, and TV in addition to Apple's laptops, desktops, and servers.
    3. When Apple introduced MacOS X, it advertised its new OS as POSIX-compliant and UNIX-compatible. It has since doubled-down on its commitment to UNIX. Beginning with MacOS X 10.5, MacOS X became one of the very few ports of certified UNIX 03. Apple has also developed new UNIX technologies such as zeroconf and taken custody of others such as CUPS. Lest we forget, Apple has been the custodian of the Mach microkernel for years.
    There are 36 wild species of cats. To date, Apple has used only six of these as nicknames for its OS. There is no need to switch to a new naming scheme for at least 50 years. On the technology side, UNIX has proven itself robust enough and extensible enough to absorb virtually any new developments in computer software that we can think of. Consider how far UNIX has come over the last 30+ years. There is no reason that believe that it cannot prosper over the next 30-50 years.

    Apple may change its naming/numbering scheme of its OS for marketing reasons. However, we can expect the Apple OS on new Macs in 2020 to be familiar to today's Snow Leopard users.
     
  8. celticpride678

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    We have at least 4 more releases of Mac OS X and we're already thinking about OS 11?
     
  9. nicroma macrumors 6502a

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    And who is to say they don't release OS 10.11, 10.12, etc.? ;)
     
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