Mountain Lion’s Name

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by zachkolk, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. zachkolk macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2010
    I see what Apple is doing here with Leopard to Snow Leopard, then Lion to Mountain Lion, but I don’t think Mountain Lion really has a good ring to it. I predicted as soon as I heard Lion’s name that the next OS would be Mountain Lion and I don't want Apple to be predictable. Honestly, I think Apple should name 10.8 OS X Cougar. A Cougar is the same animal as a Mountain Lion and would essentially keep the “Tick Tock” strategy still in place, but with a much cooler sounding name.
  2. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I think horse is out of the barn on the Mountain Lion name.

  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Obviously, they're not going to change the name to suit anyone's preference. There are dozens of threads discussing possible names for the Mac OS. Apple will use whatever names they choose, despite anything posted in this forum.
  4. srshaw macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    I hadn't heard of a mountain lion. When I looked on wikipedia it said it was just another name of a cougar.

    Surely apple are now running out of cats.
  5. rprebel macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2010
    Where the bluebonnets bloom
    I'm calling it now: OS 10.9 "Ocelot"
  6. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2011
    Haha Cougar. Glad they dodged that bullet.
  7. nostylluan macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2012
    leopard > snow leopard
    lion > mountain lion

    next OS will be a newer name. this is just an upgrade to lion.
  8. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2008
    United States
    The only thing wrong with Mountain Lion is how long it takes to type. But I like the pattern.
  9. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    It boggles the mind to read how sensitive many members of this forum are when it comes to model names of devices, or version names of OS's. The arguments and ego wars rage on. Vanity is paramount amongst the Apple community.

    I don't care what they call it, I want the excellence of what I KNOW... Apple is capable of, when designing a new OS. Lately it's been a bit discouraging.

    Therefore I truly welcome this announcement, and find Mountain Lion a perfectly suitable name.
  10. tyrell456 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2011
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    They aren't entirely out of cat names yet. There's still lynx (what I was hoping 10.8 would be), bobcat, and ocelot.
  11. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    Would be nice if we get OS XI eventually, and drop the "ten" business for once.
  12. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    You mean like throwing an "i" in front of everything?
  13. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Also Puma, which was already used for 10.1. They never used the cat marketing back then, though--that started with 10.2 Jaguar.

    I'm guessing they chose it to give people the impression it's a refined Lion.
  14. adamtheturtle macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2011
    I hope that you won't still need to have your iOS apps on your Mac as well in order to sync your iOS device. With a "purchased" list on the device App Store I don't understand why it is still needed.
  15. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I don't know the next names, but based on the below I predict 2016 is the year iOS and OS X merge.

    2012 - iOS 6 & OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    2013 - iOS 7 & OS X 10.9 "Sea Lion"
    2014 - iOS 8 & OS X 10.10 "Sabertooth Tabby"
    2015 - iOS 9 & OS X 10.11 "Final Cat Pro X"
    2016 - Unified into "iOS X"
  16. Ddyracer macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    In 2013: os x lynx. 2014: os xi with primate names for intelligence?
  17. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    I'll bet it's going to be Mac OS X v11.0
  18. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

    Jun 29, 2010
  19. Lucas Godfrey macrumors 6502

    Lucas Godfrey

    Jul 12, 2010
    Somewhere between Here and There
    nah, lolcat fo' rizzle
  20. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    I can see it now.....
    Top googled word of 2013 "Ocelot"
  21. Mikeske macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2012
    I am seeing a issue with the "Cougar" name. The name is copyrighted by another company something that is unrelated to computers but in a automobile. Anyone remember Mercury Cougar.
  22. DavoteK macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2012
    haha, cougar, can you imagine the look on people's faces when they see some of the images when searching for cougar

    Always thought they'd use Liger at one point. Thats a big-assed cat.
  23. Giuly macrumors 68040


    A Cougar is a Mountain Lion.

    Plus this:
  24. fullojellybeans macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010

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