What's next? OS 10.6 or OS XI?

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  1. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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    What do you think apple will release next?

    Another version of OS X or will they release a completely new OS?
     
  2. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    I think it'll be a long time before Apple moves away from Unix for its operating system. It's like asking if the next Windows will be in something other than .NET--probably not.
     
  3. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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  4. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    There's no reason why they should move from what they have now. As long as they keep making architectural improvements on what they already have, they're dressed for success. Mac OS 10.6 it is.
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Here we go again..... :rolleyes:
    We'll see 10.6 before OS 11. Probably around 2011-12
     
  6. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to bet that Apple will ride out Mac OS X for a while, so we'll probably see 10.6 and maybe even 10.7. They've got a great thing going for them, why change all over again?
     
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  8. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

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    They also have Lynx and cougar as registered trademarks

    From wikipedia:
     
  9. haxderek macrumors newbie

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  10. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Leopard reminds me of an animal.
    :rolleyes:
     
  11. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    I'm guessing by Q4 2010. That's probably when I'll switch to 10.5...right as 10.6 rolls out.
     
  12. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    10.6 Ocelot!!!

    That's my vote.
     
  13. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Nope. It'll be OS 10.6 Cougar; mark my words. :p


    Lynx will never be used because it's too similar to Linux.
     
  14. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    10.6 Calico.
    It's domestic but I think it sounds neat.
     
  15. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    Steve Jobs stated that OS X would take care of Apple 'for the next 20 years' at one of his keynotes. With that being said, he also said that people did not want to watch movies on the iPod, so take it with a grain of salt.
     
  16. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    OS X 10.7 British Tick, here we come! :D

    (Long live As the Apple Turns. I mourn its passing still. :()
     
  17. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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    I heard he said 10 years is about how much longer OS X will remain their base OS.
     
  18. cbrain macrumors 65816

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  19. deniser macrumors 6502

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    Lynx is a brand of deodorant in the UK ;)
     
  20. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

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    And in Australia too- Bom Chicka Wow Wow :D.

    10.6 Cougar sounds good- I have a feeling on that one.
     
  21. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Hmm ... naming an OS after horny middle-aged ladies - I'm not feelin' it.
     
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  23. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Then they'd really have to outdo themselves, since Hobbes is the greatest feline of all time, ever.
     
  24. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    When OS X was released Steve said it would last them for the next 20 years. I know things change but there is no reason to make a whole new system.
     
  25. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    I think Apple should show dog lovers some love, personally I'm a fan of mutts, but that doesn't sound so nice, but how about

    Mac OS X Wolf
    Mac OS X Fox
    Mac OS X King Charles Cavalier Spaniel

    Or, maybe re-invent Aqua with darker blues and go with some ocean animals:
    Mac OS X Dolphin
    Mac OS X Beluga
    Mac OS X Swordfish
    Mac OS X Marlin
     

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