Originally Posted by kohelet
Why could you not name the new OS's OSX 2013? Not as cool as cat names, but gets the job done.
there are at least 36 species of wild cats - http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/agarman/bco/species.htm
of course some of the names sound "cooler" than others.
OS X 2013 sounds too much like MS products - although you could have OS X 2013.1 and OS X 2013.2 etc. could get even more like MS if the product name has a year it is for marketing - but then some number (windows 7, windows 8) in it when you load it - but then some other number - Word 14 for example on the actual folder where it is running.
switching to some other code name scheme might not be that hard - in fact if they do change from OS X to OS 11 or OS XI that would be a good time to find some other category of code names.
I like OS and Mini etc.
maybe they could use species of chameleons for the code names of a single OS that runs on all their products - there are 135 of those names - not sure how many have catchy common names though