Mavericks' Successor: Mac 11

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  1. Arekusandaa macrumors newbie

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    For the next iteration of Apple's OS I believe we should ditch the cumbersome name "Mac OS X" and not follow it with "Mac OS XI" or "Mac OS 11". We should simply call it: Mac 11. It's succinct, to the point, and, most importantly, numinous.

    Mac 11. The world's best operating system just grew up.

    Etc.

    Alternatively, we could christen a new name and go from there.
     
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    I actually think OS X (not OS 10) sounds great.
     
  5. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    Mac...? I thought they ditched the Mac moniker with OS X Mountain Lion...
     
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    Agree. OSX has become synonymous with the Mac OS no matter the version, akin to "Windows" in MSFT's world.
     
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    I share the same sentiments as the others - OS X is just fine. Apple ditched the "Mac" portion of it starting with ML, I believe. Good move on their part. Now, when ever you refer to Apple's desktop operating system - OS X is the general, accepted term that most people know. Regardless of version. Same goes with Windows.
     
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    Implying in a product tagline that your multi-billion dollar corporation was 'immature', but is now 'mature' probably isn't a good idea.
     
  9. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Just polish up Snow Leopard's UI a bit and call it good. I'd buy that.
     
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    Won't happen at all. As it has been pointed out before the X is a brand name and not a version number.
     
  11. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Then why do Apple execs call it OS "Ten"? :D
     
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    Good question. That's the part that I don't understand either. It's a brand name though. :confused:
     
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    Probably so it doesn't sound like "oh es sex" phonetically. :p
     
  14. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

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    Really? Where has this been pointed out at? Where is an official statement from apple mentioning this.
     
  15. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    No. It's the Roman Numeral representation of "10". Nothing more. Why is this so hard to fathom? Wishing it has another universal meaning won't change that.

    That "branding" you speak of occurs because people don't understand the concept of Roman Numerals and merely think it's a letter of the alphabet.
     
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    I think apple like os x ever since lion about this mac shows os x and not mac os x which is in snow leopard and earlier. It makes marketing sense to have iOS on mobile and OS X on computers.
     

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    X as in Roman numerals, or why else would they call Super Bowl XLVIII the 48th???

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    No, they just took out the "Mac" part of OS X, and there's nothing wrong with OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12

    Also, I don't think want to miss the option for the triple 10...
     
  18. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    I don't know if you're confirming what I said or correcting me where no correction is needed.

    We're both saying the same thing. Super Bowl "Ex-El-Vee-Aye-Aye-Aye" is certainly a mouthful. :)
     
  19. nikicampos macrumors 6502a

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    Upps, quoted the wrong guy.. :eek:

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    X as in Roman numerals, or why else would they call Super Bowl XLVIII the 48th???
     
  20. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    To me, Apple is using "i" prefix for consumer-centric applications (e.g., iOS, iPhoto) and "X" postfix for pro-centric applications (e.g., Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X).

    Having said that, OS X falls somewhere in between (and Apple isn't calling it OS Pro X) so its name is somewhat inconsistent.

    I would frankly prefer "X" to be pronounced as "ex" and not "ten", and I would frankly prefer OS X to move away from 10.x versioning altogether. For instance, I would like the next OS X to be called OS X 9 Mavericks.
     
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    Page 113 of the Apple Style Guide

     
  22. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

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    Even though I know it's called "OS Ten" "OS Ex" just flows off my tongue easier and I end up saying that quite often :D
     
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    How about "Super Bowl Zilvee"?

    Anyway, I too think that we'll continue to see "OS X", simply versions 10.10, 10.11, and so on.
     
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    I was just reproducing what I read in the "Guess the name of the next OS" thread:
     
  25. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. "Oh Es Ten Ten Point Nine" just doesn't sound right to me.
     

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