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I really like's the name Leopard??

post #1 of 31
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Who here thinks that apple should get rid of the term OS X ??

Right I hope we all agree that apple is the worlds best computer company!
They make best software and hardware!
There's something nice about the word Leopard, the sound of it and the anaimal itself.
I just rolls of the tongue, and it's the coolest cat!

Apple wants to appeal to all, by making not only best computers, but also the easiest to use.

Why not drop the term 'OS X' for Leopard, would it upset too many Mac zealots??
Keep the 10.5.0, but just stop calling the operating system OS X.
So when Leopard is released I think it sould have one name: Leopard (version 10.5).

So tech support for example, might ask: What version of Leopard are you??
And one would reply: 10.5

Sound more straight forward to me.
So in a sense the coadname becomes the only name.
OS X is not nessesary. And should be dropped by apple.
The operating system should be called Leopard!

On the box: Leopard included!
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post #2 of 31
Um, and then for 10.6, they would change the entire name?

I want some of what you're smoking.
post #3 of 31
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Originally posted by Chucker
Um, and then for 10.6, they would change the entire name?
I want some of what you're smoking.

That's the point!
Too mant variables!

I had a feeling you would have nothing worth saying.
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post #4 of 31
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Originally posted by Ireland
That's the point!
Too mant variables!

There's only one variable that changes: the minor version number. It changes from 4, to 5, to 6, and so on.

To highlight that change, marketing attaches a feline name. Tiger, Leopard, Cougar, whatever.

There's no consumer confusion at all, at least very little compared to what Microsoft is doing with many, many different editions of Windows Vista. Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Enterprise, and so on. That's confusing.

"10.4" and "Tiger" being interchangeable is not confusing.

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I had a feeling you would have nothing worth saying.

Has it ever occurred to you that you were banned from the place mentioned in your signature for a good reason?
post #5 of 31
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Originally posted by Chucker
Has it ever occurred to you that you were banned from the place mentioned in your signature for a good reason?

Wow, this is as bad as Harry Potter and "He-who-must-not-be-named"! Kasper must be getting slow since the AppleNova references havent been deleted yet! Doh! I just went and named "That-site-which-must-not-be-named"! Doomed I say!! Doomed!
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Ireland, I would recommend you do some reading on marketing and brandname recognition.

OS X isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Codenames add pizazz, but they are lousy product monikers, and products need continuity in name.

Or perhaps this is 'nothing to add'...
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post #7 of 31
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Originally posted by Kickaha
Ireland, I would recommend you do some reading on marketing and brandname recognition.

OS X isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Codenames add pizazz, but they are lousy product monikers, and products need continuity in name.

Or perhaps this is 'nothing to add'...

We'll agree to disagree.
I'll all for streamlining!
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post #8 of 31
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Originally posted by Hiro
Wow, this is as bad as Harry Potter and "He-who-must-not-be-named"! Kasper must be getting slow since the AppleNova references havent been deleted yet! Doh! I just went and named "That-site-which-must-not-be-named"! Doomed I say!! Doomed!

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post #9 of 31
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Originally posted by Ireland
We'll agree to disagree.
I'll all for streamlining!

Complete change with each release doesn't streamline anything, and in fact, makes for more chaos. The OS X moniker is what provides continuity.
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post #10 of 31
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Originally posted by Bancho
Complete change with each release doesn't streamline anything, and in fact, makes for more chaos. The OS X moniker is what provides continuity.

Precisely. It identifies that the system is for Macs and comes with Macs, that it is connected to many things X (such as Unix), that it is an operating system (many people have a hard time remembering that Windows is an OS, as opposed to, say, Word; no, I'm not joking or exaggerating), etc.

"Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger". It's a little long, granted, but it answers the basic questions on what it is, and what it is for.
post #11 of 31
I mean heck, why not change the entire product line every few months?

Next year we can be buying Pear Boscs with Leopard installed.

What? You don't know that's the next version of the Apple Macintosh? Lamer. They changed the name of the product, model, and company because it's *KEWL*!
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Originally posted by Kickaha
What? You don't know that's the next version of the Apple Macintosh? Lamer. They changed the name of the product, model, and company because it's *KEWL*!

Shh! It's not called a "product" any more.
post #13 of 31
If you are going to start calling the new Mac OS's by cat breeds, and cat breeds only... then you might as well start selling all apple products in pink and go back to the rainbow apple logo...

There are too many people who hate cats in the world, and 10.9 Tabby would really turn that market off. In fact apple would probably do better by naming their versions after dog breeds.

post #14 of 31
nah... dogs need too much maintenance.
post #15 of 31
The difference between OS 9 and OS X was a huge amount ... so to loose the OS X name Apple would have to do a complete overhaul, which OS X doesn't really need right now.
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Leopard 10.5
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post #17 of 31
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Originally posted by Ireland
That's the point!
Too mant variables!

Too many variables?!?!

Take a peek at Windows past / present and future and then get back to us:

Windows 3.1
Windows for Workgroups
Windows NT
Windows 95
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
Windows NT 4.0 Server
Windows NT 4.0 Server - Enterprise Edition
Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server
Windows 98
Windows Millennium Edition (Windows ME)
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
Windows 2000 Small Business Server
Windows XP
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Home Edition N (no media player)
Windows XP Professional Edition
Windows XP Professional Edition N
Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE)
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2003
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Windows XP Embedded
Windows XP Starter Edition
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (AMD 64bit)
Windows XP 64-bit Edition (Intel 64bit)
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista (Not yet available)
Windows Server Longhorn (Not yet available)
Windows Vienna (Not yet available)

History lifted from wikipedia.

Mac OS history same period:

Major Mac OS Releases:
=======================
System 6 (free and free updates to 6.0.8)
System 7 (free and free updates to 7.0.x?)
System 7.1 (1st Payed upgrade?)
System 7.5 (1st Payed upgrade?)
Mac OS 8
Mac OS 8.6
Mac OS 9
Mac OS 9.1
Mac OS 9.2 ( the king is dead - long live the king edition )
Mac OS X v10.0 (Cheetah)
Mac OS X v10.1 (Puma - free update)
Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar"
Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther"
Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger"
Mac OS X v10.5 "Leopard"

Too many variables... That's a good one!

Dave
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post #18 of 31
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Originally posted by DaveGee
Windows 95
Windows 98

You forgot, amongst many other things, Windows 95 a, b, c (OEM Service Releases 2.0, 2.1, 2.5) and Windows 98 Second Edition.
post #19 of 31
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Originally posted by Chucker
You forgot, amongst many other things, Windows 95 a, b, c (OEM Service Releases 2.0, 2.1, 2.5) and Windows 98 Second Edition.

Yea but I didn't think anyone would notice...

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post #20 of 31
Not to mention 7, 9, 8 or 10 (Microsoft can't seem to decide) different editions of Windows Vista, which, mind you, doesn't even refer to the upcoming Longhorn-based version of Windows Server.
post #21 of 31
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Quote:
Originally posted by DaveGee
Too many variables?!?!

Take a peek at Windows past / present and future and then get back to us:

Windows 3.1
Windows for Workgroups
Windows NT
Windows 95
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
Windows NT 4.0 Server
Windows NT 4.0 Server - Enterprise Edition
Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server
Windows 98
Windows Millennium Edition (Windows ME)
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
Windows 2000 Small Business Server
Windows XP
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Home Edition N (no media player)
Windows XP Professional Edition
Windows XP Professional Edition N
Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE)
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2003
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Windows XP Embedded
Windows XP Starter Edition
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (AMD 64bit)
Windows XP 64-bit Edition (Intel 64bit)
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista (Not yet available)
Windows Server Longhorn (Not yet available)
Windows Vienna (Not yet available)

History lifted from wikipedia.

Mac OS history same period:

Major Mac OS Releases:
=======================
System 6 (free and free updates to 6.0.8)
System 7 (free and free updates to 7.0.x?)
System 7.1 (1st Payed upgrade?)
System 7.5 (1st Payed upgrade?)
Mac OS 8
Mac OS 8.6
Mac OS 9
Mac OS 9.1
Mac OS 9.2 ( the king is dead - long live the king edition )
Mac OS X v10.0 (Cheetah)
Mac OS X v10.1 (Puma - free update)
Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar"
Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther"
Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger"
Mac OS X v10.5 "Leopard"

Too many variables... That's a good one!

Dave

Ah who cares about that crap company!

I'm talking about apple, let's make somthing great even better.
The point is the complex looking name is not important. What's important is the system is great! So why no simplify the name. Take away the things that don't need to be there!
'Mac OS X Leopard' There no need for a name like that!

I just think 'Leopard' is easier to communicate socially and marketing-wise.

In Europe apple computers are few and far between, and most Americans would I think be surprised to know that the average Joe here has no clue about Macs, most have never used one!
Someone new to apple computers might say: "my computer uses Windows XP, you computer looks different!"
To which I would reply: "different, in what way?"
To which they would say: "well, better! It looks clearer, better layed out, and easier to use. That's not Windows, it couldn't be. What operating system is that? What do you use?"

To which I would love to reply: "Leopard!"
To which they would say: "Cool, that looks so cool! I'm would love to get one of those. I'm sick of using Windows. I would love to use Leopard"
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Two words:

Nut.

Ball.
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post #23 of 31
Well I'm guessing you guys are not going to like it when Apple releases the standard and pro versions of OS X.
post #24 of 31
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Originally posted by JohnnySmith
Well I'm guessing you guys are not going to like it when Apple releases the standard and pro versions of OS X.

Good thing it's not gonna happen.

The first, last and only time Apple did that was System 7 Pro.
post #25 of 31
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I like the idea!
Oh yea, it's mine!
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post #26 of 31
No, that's two words. In order to be a sentence, there must be a verb.
post #27 of 31
If anything, I'd have opted to get rid of the cat names. I like the name Tiger but even that has been tarnished by prats who go around calling their kids tiger. C'mon champ, tiger, sailor, I even got a 'captain' once when I was young.

The name OS X is the only moniker I don't feel stupid saying. I don't even like using Apple and Mac. I extremely dislike the name Macbook pro for this reason. Who the hell is Mac anyway? Shouldn't it be wozbook pro or Stevebook pro? No, that would be stupid

OS X running on a Powerbook makes me sound sophisticated.
Leopard running on a Macbook makes me sound stupid.
post #28 of 31
Quote:
Originally posted by Marvin
OS X running on a Powerbook makes me sound sophisticated.
Leopard running on a Macbook makes me sound stupid.

I totally agree on this one... I really liked the name PowerBook..
It has style. And, like Marvin said, sounded sophisticated...

but heck.. apple had to fscked it up by changing it... Too bad it had to be part of the transition.
MacBook Pro is a logical solution for naming a product... But it's lame on many levels!!!

And I really can't see the point of changing the name of the OS into Leopard.
The product is called "Mac OS X, Version 10.4" and the "nick" is "Tiger".
Both names are used. If you go to the an Apple Store and ask for a copy of "Tiger", they will understand that you are asking for "Mac OS X 10.4".
The same goes for "Leopard" or "Mac OS X 10.5", and the others to come.

And changing the whole OS naming scheme into "Leopard" is stupid and unlogical.

(Edit: forgot to post the 2nd half, do'h!)
post #29 of 31
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Originally posted by Ireland
To which I would love to reply: "Leopard!"
To which they would say: "Cool, that looks so cool! I'm would love to get one of those. I'm sick of using Windows. I would love to use Leopard"

And they would go "Leopard? So who makes that, whats the history behind it?"
And you would go "Oh...well, it was actually called Mac OS X Leopard, but I was such a moany git that they had it changed"

post #30 of 31
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Quote:
Originally posted by smclintock
And they would go "Leopard? So who makes that, whats the history behind it?"
And you would go "Oh...well, it was actually called Mac OS X Leopard, but I was such a moany git that they had it changed"


If you think your're a moany git I would suggest you try to relax in yourself.
But seriously don't live in the past.


Leopard sounds cool, deal with it!8)
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"What is Leopard? Is it the new version of BeOS?"
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