Sorry but you must be using a different beta.
The one from last night is a mess.
This is what's wrong with the name though. The blanket assumption that this is a "good" image that everyone will "naturally" like. I don't give a shite about California, surfing, or anything close to either.
The only thing worse would be to name the OS's after American football leagues or put a giant f*cking American flag on the box with crossed six-guns or something.
What it comes down to is really this:
In almost every culture on earth, it's considered offensive to crow about yourself. To say "Look at me, I'm the best!"
Only in the USA is this considered a decent or good thing.
That's why Mavericks is a bad name. Because all it is to everyone else is that oh, so familiar American conceit rising to the surface. In this case it's being thrown in our faces and will continue to be so for TEN YEARS. We will now have to suffer each release of OS X, because each release will have some moniker that promotes the USA as the "greatest place on earth," "conquerer of the world" etc.
If it were still the 1950's and thus true that "America leads the world" that would be one thing. But it isn't.
This is just the faded, collapsing empire trying to pretend that they are better than everyone else when they are not.
I think someone needs to listen to our theme song (from Team America: World Police).
However, all hope is not lost, the truth comes out, we are dicks:
ok...I'll play...what does that mean?
mine is here...
Did you explain the other statement:
no...its like everything else you post........does not make sense.....
Then you pretend it has some deeper un seen meaning when.....it was just BS....
Oh yeah, because good product marketing involves getting consumers to google the product name to understand why, while it sounds like a stupid name, it actually refers to a beach where a couple of famous surfers died. Honestly, if they wanted to allude to surfing, Santa Cruz, Pipeline, Bondi, Cloud 9 and others all could have been used for immediate recognition and without any Tom Selleck, Mel Gibson or Dirk Nowitzki connotations.
I can't get over how hung up you are over this. You have brought it up on every related forum, thank goodness you don't have an aversion to the word Apple.
There was a developer program back then - ADC predates Mac OS X, and developers got DP1-4 before the Public Beta was released.