so which will be the next Big Cat?

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  1. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    just wondering, what other cats names are out there?

    10.0 Cheetah
    10.1 Puma
    10.2 Jaguar
    10.3 Panther
    10.4 Tiger
    10.5 Leopard
    10.6 Snow Leopard
    10.7 Lion
    10.8 ???

    Cougar? Wildcat sounds a bit lame, Mountain Lion?
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Well the way Apple first announced/mentioned Lion few years ago in the keynote as a preview of the next OS, I think they mentioned that the lion was the biggest cat and there was nothing bigger. If you want to look deep into that, it wouldn't make sense to name the next OS as another cat. Each version of OS X starting from cheetah, the next version was followed by a bigger cat meaning the newest OS was better than it's predecessor.
     
  3. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502

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    So the next OS probably won't be a cat.


    OS X Nemo?
     
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  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Hmm tigers are larger than leopards, snow leopards and even lions.

    There goes that theory lol
     
  6. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Lion being the last, I personally think this is the end of the line for OSX.
     
  7. Darien Red Sox macrumors regular

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    With OS 11 it will be time to name the OS after something else, how about Dogs;)
     
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  9. vtstarck macrumors regular

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    I think biggest in this case means "king of the jungle".
     
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    10.8 mountain lion will be a cleaned up 10.7 just like snow leopard was a polished 10.5
     
  11. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    This. But I'm thinking, why is Leopard after Tiger? I know nothing trumps the lion in the jungle but is leopard really above the tiger in the "hierarchy"? I guess it's less of physical size, instead it's more to do with the status surrounding the cat itself. :confused:
     
  12. jive turkey macrumors 6502

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    I think since the OS size is decreasing and now we are seeing more iOS features drift into our beloved Macs, they should go with OS X Ocelot.
     
  13. o'glory macrumors member

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    I can see Mountain Lion happening.

    Leopard - Snow Leopard
    Lion - Mountain Lion
    :cool:
     
  14. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    People who don't like the iOS drift would be happy to see the next one with more evidence of that drift get a name like Polecat, or Civet.
     
  15. Madd the Sane macrumors 6502

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    To those who are saying Mountain Lion: they already released Puma, and puma, mountain lion, and cougar are the same cat (felis concolor if I remember correctly).
     
  16. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    A very vague theory.

    Leopards and Snow Leopards are closely related.
    While a Lion is not closely related to a Mountain Lion aka PUMA or cougar.
     
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    Liger?

    I'm willing to bet it's going to be Liger.

    "It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed... bred for its skills in magic."

    Come on Steve-O!

    [​IMG]
     
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    I read about them recently and surprisingly the snow leopard is most closely related to the tiger! But that's not to discount what you are saying--leopards and snow leopards are still closer than lions and mountain lions.
     
  20. iWonderwhy macrumors 6502

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    The successor to Lion will be.....

    Simba, the Lion King. :p

    Hey it could happen, Steve IS a Disney guy lol.
     
  21. Duke15 macrumors 6502

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    Cougar? Siberian Tiger? Clouded leopard should have been this one with the release of icloud, and lion the following one. They should move on to another type of animal, birds maybe or something
     
  22. PaulWog Suspended

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    I don't think they'll use the name "Cougar" simply because of its alternate meaning in certain situations.

    Then again, they did come out with the "iPad". So I guess a name like "Cougar" is fair game.
     
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