Mac OS X/XI cat names?

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  1. kuaizi8 macrumors newbie

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    Which cat names will Apple choose for future Mac OS releases? Here's my speculative guess. :)

    • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.7 Lynx
    • Mac OS X 10.8 Cougar
    • Mac OS XI 11 Lion
     
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  3. richkent72 macrumors regular

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    Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    Mac OS X 10.7 Heathcliffe
    Mac OS X 10.8 Top Cat
    Mac OS X 10.9 The Cat In The Hat

    Mac OS XI 11.1 Fluffy, the three-headed dog

    :D
     
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    OS XI is probably not going to be named after cats. for every new "whole number upgrade", the go to a different naming scheme, but were not necessarily called their code names, like we do today.

    10.7 Cougar
    10.8lynx
    10.9: lion
     
  7. Winni macrumors 68030

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    There won't be a Mac OS XI. OS X 10.9 Lion will be the last release and after that Apple will stop selling Macs and concentrate only on iTunes, iPods and iPhones and other consumer gadgets.

    With some luck, they will at least Open Source the desktop version of OS X at that time. (No, not Darwin. The full OS -with- the GUI.)

    But maybe, MAYBE, Steve Jobs will retire before that happens and a manager with a less proprietary attitude will take over and open OS X to other hardware platforms.

    Or maybe none of this will happen. Ultimately, it doesn't really matter.

    Oh... And it's too sad that the English language does not have a nice word for "Königstiger" -- "royal bengal tiger" doesn't really cut it.
     
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    Sure. Keep thinking that.

    OS XI will not follow the cat naming convention, since it's a different OS.

    OS XI will be a fully multitouch, mouseless interface system that is as different from the GUI of today as the GUI of today was from the command line interface of the Apple II.
     
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    and the GUI will be completely redesigned in a hyper-realistic, 3D interface.:D
     
  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Generally, yes. No, it won't encompass three dimensional space, but the space will be represented in the 2D frame of the display screen.
     
  11. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

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    What if they do like they did with QuickTime X? Jumping from version 7 to 10. lol.

    Maybe it will be
    Mac OS X.6 Snow Leopard
    Mac OS X.7 Ocelot
    Mac OS XI Marble? Sounds like a good name to me. But keeping with cat names: Mac OS XI Lynx
     
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  13. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Interesting but I don't follow the stopping at 10.9?--I would think that unless they totally dump OS-X it would just follow 10.10, 10.11 etc. Sorry, my knowledge of cat names is rather limited. ;)
     
  14. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

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    It would draw even more attention if they jumped to a MAJOR new release of the OS for the whole Apple franchise, not just the Mac OS.
     
  15. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    They could switch to the mythology names like they are doing with the internal names for the 10.5 updates.
     
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    We have been over this before....
    OS XI Will NOT Have Cat Code Names!:rolleyes:
    /Frustration.;)
     
  17. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

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    If it does, you owe something... to someone. (?) lol
     
  18. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    ill buy u the new OS upgrade.;)
     
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  20. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    OR Mac's!

    OS XI iMac
    OS XI 11.1 Macbook Touch
    OS XI 11.2 Mac Pro

    or Ala macrumors

    OS XI 11.0- 6502
    11.1-6502a
    11.2-65816
    etc..:p
     
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    Duff-Man says....this topic has been so many times already and the same silly replies always come up...nothing new to see here....oh yeah!
     
  22. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Would Duffman like the next OS to be named after flavors of Duff?:p
     
  23. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...now there's an idea with potential:

    OS 11.0 Weizenbier
    OS 11.1 Doppelbock
    OS 11.2 Porter
    OS 11.3 Stout
    and so on...

    works for me.....oh yeah!
     
  24. tshort macrumors regular

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    OS 11.4 Pilsner
    OS 11.5 Indian Pale Ale
    OS 11.6 Heffeweizen
    OS 11.7 Belgian White
    OS 11.8 Lager
    OS 11.9 Bud << version that runs everywhere
     
  25. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    There's plenty of threads on this already, no need to cover this ground again.
     
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