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Systems that appear to be running an unannounced next-generation version of Apple's Mac OS X operating system have begun to appear in online tracking logs.

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In the last few weeks, AppleInsider has seen more than 30 total visits from machines listed as running OS X 10.9. A handful of machines running Intel-based OS X 10.9 Macs have also been sighted elsewhere on the Web.

While such information can be faked, the growing number of appearances of systems claiming to run OS X 10.9 could indicate that Apple is already testing early betas of the next major update to its Mac operating system.

For the last couple of years, Apple has been upgrading OS X on an annual basis. The latest version, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, debuted on the Mac App Store in July, and OS X 10.7 Lion launched in July of 2011.

Prior to that, OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard launched in August of 2009, while OS X 10.5 Leopard saw its initial release in October of 2007.

It's currently unknown whether the next major version of OS X, which remains unofficial and unnamed, will debut in the summer of 2013, about a year after the launch of Mountain Lion. OS X 10.8 got off to a strong start this year for Apple, with 7 million upgrades sold in less than two months.
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I've been pushing for the next OS to be called Sabre Tooth.
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Originally Posted by freqsound View Post
I've been pushing for the next OS to be called Sabre Tooth.

 

"Old" "Extinct" "Out of touch". 

 

The latter, particularly, is not what you want to hear about perhaps the last OS that doesn't drop the mouse.


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For the last couple of years, Apple has been upgrading OS X on an annual basis. The latest version, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, debuted on the Mac App Store in July, and OS X 10.7 Lion launched in July of 2011.
 

No, that's not how this works. One data point doesn't let you say this.

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This non-story again.

The day after the final GM 10.8 is built in Apple, and accepted as GM, they come out with 10.9. Its a relabel. They also fork the build for 10.8.1
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I question whether it will even have a cat name at all this time around.

I do expect it to come by early next year with a release late in the Summer.

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"Old" "Extinct" "Out of touch". 

Or a statement that Mac OS X is getting long in the tooth.
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OSX 10.9 Calico

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Let the cat naming speculation begin. continue

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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post
Or a statement that Mac OS X is getting long in the tooth.

 

Yep. 

 

Oh, but… they might work that to their advantage. When they launch a mouseless desktop OS, they can say that they knew OS X was on its way out and that the name was symbolic.

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I am still waiting for OS X Ocelot. 1biggrin.gif

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I am still waiting for OS X Ocelot. 1biggrin.gif

I like Jaguarundi

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OSX Griffin and then we can go with birds of prey OSX Eagle, OSX Falcon and so on

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If they are running out of big cats & have had Lion, Mountain Lion, 10.9 could be Sea Lion.

Though I expect cat names until at least OS XI myself, & expect 10.8 Mountain Lion to last at least until mid 2013.

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It would not really a surprise, though you'd think they would obscure development versions better than that.
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House cat? Anyone?
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Originally Posted by johnnyb0731 View Post
OSX Griffin and then we can go with birds of prey OSX Eagle, OSX Falcon and so on

 

I've always thought OS XI would have space names, given the slow transition in OS X toward that. 

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I think they'll try to avoid OS X Bobcat.

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Those are not beta versions. Those are alpha versions. The difference is that they have not been released outside Apple.
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House cat? Anyone?

 

I'd back that.  OSX 10.9 - Tabby!

 

Having spent some time in the Microsoft store in Valley Fair on Saturday, I'd say Apple need to do a whole zero work to stay ahead of Windows.  What a pile of old bollocks Surface is.

 

I did however amuse myself by opening Powerpoint, typing an offensive word, then closing it!

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Forget that, what will they call 10.10? OS X2?
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It would not really a surprise, though you'd think they would obscure development versions better than that.

Maybe they did by calling it 10.9. Maybe what it will be is something that trying to follow the iTunes 11 look and feel and will be something radical enough to be labeled as OS 11.

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I think they'll try to avoid OS X Bobcat.

No software with BOB in the name has ever been successful.

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I also wonder if 10.9 will be the last 'Cat' version before XI/11.  If they are indeed moving to both desktop and handheld devices having similar OS's then would that natural transition be at 11?

 

Likewise if a device were to be running 11 would it show up as 11 or could they be yanking our chain and calling it 10.9 on the machines only to release it as 11!

 

We have kinda peaked with the big cats, though like the idea of OS 10.9 - Moggy, but that may well get just as many derisory comments as Sabre Tooth may get.

 

 

I guess they need go on to the raptors now.

 

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OS X Mr. Kat.
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"No, that's not how this works. One data point doesn't let you say this."

Actually, Apple explicitly stated on-stage that OS X is moving to an annual release cycle. I think they announced that with Lion, but don't quote me on that. Will have a google and see if I can dig it up.
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Originally Posted by Rory Sinclair View Post
Actually, Apple explicitly stated on-stage that OS X is moving to an annual release cycle.

 

Exactly (I think it was with Mountain Lion, but it could have been Lion). That's a way to say it. An equally invalid way, if you listen to many of the people here, but Apple outright saying something is DEFINITELY more concrete than looking at release dates and stating something as fact when there's one data point to support it.

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"No, that's not how this works. One data point doesn't let you say this."
Actually, Apple explicitly stated on-stage that OS X is moving to an annual release cycle. I think they announced that with Lion, but don't quote me on that. Will have a google and see if I can dig it up.

If they outright stated it it would have been with ML because everyone was taken aback by the release of ML that came out of the blue.

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I did however amuse myself by opening Powerpoint, typing an offensive word, then closing it!

LOL

Dude!

That is not cool to type 'Ballmer' onto computers where young children could see it!
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hmm... this is interesting. I hope it is free, like iOS.

 

In fact, it only makes sense for it to be free.

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Okay, let's get the obligatory whining out of the way.

 

I hope Apple fixes the (insert favorite nonexistent or rare bug that only six people have but claim it's a widespread known issue that Apple has ignored over the last three iterations of OS X.) Don't they test this stuff before they release it.

 

Glad I got that off my chest before OS X 10.9 is out and declared an epic fail by the "power users."

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Who let the cat out of the bag? I can't wait till this whole cat thing is over so we can move on to some revolutionary ui @ workflows. What will OS 11 or OS XI be like?
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The 'new' OS X to be followed by OS X mini

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hmm... this is interesting. I hope it is free, like iOS.

In fact, it only makes sense for it to be free.

I've certainly argued a case for Apple making Mac OS free of charge so that it can reduce development and support costs across the board but I don't see how it only makes sense if it's free.

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The last remaining "big cat" name is Cougar.  Done.

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11.x should move to the Shark family....ending with the Great White.

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The name of the new OS X will be OS X Lynx ... definitely 

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Naw, they should maybe go with different names of snakes.  theirs more types. Plus it sounds more menacing.  We can't have any whimpy OS code names. Plus they also have a much better marketing appeal.

 

Python, Cobra, Boa, Viper, Copperhead. Black Mamba.

 

With house cats, we have Siamese, Calico.  Those are kind of whimpy sounding and not too marketable

 

Or they could go with names of Zodiak signs, there's 12 of those they can use for a while.  Well known names and totally marketable.

 

Personally, the names Google uses sound like names kids would like, hence why Google acts very immature in their business practices.

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LOL
Dude!
That is not cool to type 'Ballmer' onto computers where young children could see it!

You guessed right, I did type Ballmer, although it was actually one of his nicknames.

 

C**t.

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Can't....sounds too close to Microsoft Lync.

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This non-story again.
The day after the final GM 10.8 is built in Apple, and accepted as GM, they come out with 10.9. Its a relabel. They also fork the build for 10.8.1

 

10.9 was likely started well before 10.8 GM. 

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The last remaining "big cat" name is Cougar.  Done.

There are others like Ocelot, but they aren't that marketable.

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