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post #41 of 66
i know this is a waaaaaays down the road, but once OS 10 is done, what will apple call the operating system? OSXI ? We've all relied on calling it OSX, but I've thought of this a few too many times.. I hope they don't try to reinvent the wheel and pull a Vista.
post #42 of 66
In case you haven't noticed, if you break each cat name used into hexidecimal codes for each letter, and then take each hex code as its original ascii equivalent, and convert it to binary, you will notice a trend-that the sum gain of each cat name grows sequentially.

This leads me to believe that the next version of the Mac OS....10.5......will be named "Leopard".
post #43 of 66
Are you on glue??
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In case you haven't noticed, if you break each cat name used into hexidecimal codes for each letter, and then take each hex code as its original ascii equivalent, and convert it to binary, you will notice a trend-that the sum gain of each cat name grows sequentially.

This leads me to believe that the next version of the Mac OS....10.5......will be named "Leopard".

LOL
post #45 of 66
While the gui will be more of what it is today, the changing of a filesystem and the "satelite"-eco system of ipods and iphones will be enough that when Steve Jobs introduce the next OS in 2010, it will be under a new moniker.

Jobs introduced OSX in 2000. Back then Apple was all about the mac and the internett.

In 2010, Apple will be about the mac, iphone and ALL MEDIA. (!!!)

Cats are cool. But a bit long in the tooth. What can the next line be about ? Mercury , Gemini , Apollo ?

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post #46 of 66
Saber Tooth (cat) which is X-tinct. Sorry for the pun.
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post #47 of 66
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Is it too early to be thinking about OS 10.6? I say no. But before we embark on trying to guess what the 'friendly' name for the next OS X release will be, let's look at what we've had previously...

10.0 - Cheetah
10.1 - Puma
10.2 - Jaguar
10.3 - Panther
10.4 - Tiger
10.5 - Leopard
10.6 - Zebra??

So far a rather obvious pattern, wild cats, if I were to assume they stick to the wild cat thing I'm going to throw my guess into the hat and say the next major release will be called Mac OS X 10.6 "Lynx"... and will ship with an Atari Lynx emulator (okay perhaps not)...

If they do away with the cat pattern (would that be a cattern?) I'm going out on a limb and say they'll call it.......

Zebra... and if you check my post further down this thread you'll see my reason why...

And what innovative new features will 10.6 bring? I think the most-hyped feature will be something relating to a next-gen multi-touch interface... but what else? We've got 64-bit, a 128-bit OS is highly unlikely at this stage or next, we've all the 'core animation' we can shake a stick at... what next?! Maybe they'll add a Dock that uses the inbuilt iSight camera in a semi-transparent way making the Dock SO reflective that you can see yourself in it! That would be great!

So, what do you think? Answers on a postcard please, or on the forum will be just fine I'm sure


They finally got it under control so.... Felis Silvestris Catus
post #48 of 66
...would be 10.6 "Alley Cat"
post #49 of 66
Liger. BTW. This is a hardware forum. This thread should be moved.
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post #50 of 66
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BTW. This is a hardware forum. This thread should be moved.

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post #51 of 66
OS X 10.6 Serval

"An OS so good you'll see spots" is the tagline.

New features are


More multicore tools
Built in virtualization
ZFS is default OS
Core Quicktime (CQT)
Open GL 3.0
Metadata that survives cross FS travels.
NTFS read/write
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post #52 of 66
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More multicore tools

Yup

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Built in virtualization

Nope

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ZFS is default OS

Doubtful. Will be an option.

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NTFS read/write

99% "certainty"

For those that are interested, you can already get write support for NTFS into OS X, it's just a bit complicated. I can't remember which, but the chief coder for either MacFuse or ntfs-3G now works for Apple.

Update: this blog claims that it's this guy from the ntfs-3G project who has been hired by Apple.
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post #53 of 66
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While the gui will be more of what it is today, the changing of a filesystem and the "satelite"-eco system of ipods and iphones will be enough that when Steve Jobs introduce the next OS in 2010, it will be under a new moniker.

Jobs introduced OSX in 2000. Back then Apple was all about the mac and the internett.

In 2010, Apple will be about the mac, iphone and ALL MEDIA. (!!!)

Cats are cool. But a bit long in the tooth. What can the next line be about ? Mercury , Gemini , Apollo ?

Zon

And the Green Initiatives.

10.6 -> Carbon Free.

They can brag about their Hardware surpassing all the material issues and the Operating System purged of Carbon.
post #54 of 66
Tabby.
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Tabby.

I was beaten to it

or maybe

Lion
post #56 of 66
Well, here are the ones I can think of that haven't been covered yet, and they're slim pickin's:
1) Lynx
2) Cougar
3) Lion
4) Bobcat

Apparently, Apple has registered Lynx and Cougar.

My guess is Lynx for 10.6.
post #57 of 66
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post #58 of 66
OS X 10.6: Lynx

Likely -
Carbon-free (as stated by someone earlier)
Profile (complete profile including docs) syncing between desktop & laptop
(mentioned earlier probably as mac pro to macbook sync but only as file sync)
Resolution independence (as mentioned already)
External drives mounted in a section of the Dock instead of the desktop
(A section of the Dock reserved for drives instead of throwing them on the desktop)
Front Row replaced with full Apple TV application with live HD broadcast and record support
(tuner purchased seperately of course, hey maybe they can bundle the remote with a tuner now O.o )
Major rework of the firewall (I personally liked the Tiger firewall better than Leopard's)

Less likely but possible -
Support for parallel computing (when support for such finds its way to the mac pro/server)
.NET/CLR support with GUI integration (like JAVA is supported)
Support for Apple branded usb drive that boots on any pc hardware to OS X making use of profile sync above
(iDrive or something like that? Nothing fancy - just the nuts and bolts with iWork/iChat/etc... don't have to support other webcams and such)
Virtualization of desktop OS X (Not likely but could be possible)

And finally -
Support for installation on non-Apple hardware!
(Just kidding, they have a good thing going controlling the total consumer experience but it would be cool to see this with the server release)
post #59 of 66
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Resolution independence (as mentioned already)

I think that's not so likely for 10.6

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External drives mounted in a section of the Dock instead of the desktop

Hmmm, why would you want them on the Dock instead of the desktop? If that's the case, what's the point in having a desktop?

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Major rework of the firewall (I personally liked the Tiger firewall better than Leopard's)

agreed!

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Bundled remote desktop application
(I know iChat has desktop sharing but a standalone bundled app would be nice - IT guy here)

Errrr, Apple Screen Sharing, perhaps?

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Errrr, Apple Screen Sharing, perhaps?


Yep - I totally missed that one - LOL
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Hmmm, why would you want them on the Dock instead of the desktop? If that's the case, what's the point in having a desktop?

Actually, I'm one of those weird users that likes to have a clean desktop (no files/shortcuts/etc... on my desktop). Don't know why but it is just one of those things that bothers me as much as a picture that is on a wall but not level...
post #62 of 66
I guess it makes sense to allow a setting which automatically puts connected drives into the dock... But I would make it an option as opposed to forcing people to use it.

Some people don't like the Dock and hide it... Some even remove it altogether! I wish it didn't take up so much bloody room, plus wastes space completely either side of it. Who thought it would be a good idea to create a device that took up valuable screen height, considering everyone's monitors are widescreen these days (what is that all about anyway? Why are we so obsessed with everything being widescreen?)
post #63 of 66
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Is it too early to be thinking about OS 10.6? I say no. But before we embark on trying to guess what the 'friendly' name for the next OS X release will be, let's look at what we've had previously...

Yes, sir! It is WAY too early. C'mon, man, give me some time to enjoy my recently-bought used Mac with Leopard installed on it. How about a couple of years? What more do you need on this OS? I want something that's going to be supported for a while longer while I toil for 2 years to save up the money for the next Mac.

By the way, I just got on this board, so hi everyone! I have a quicksilver 8705LL/A with a GigaDesigns 1.87 G4 upgrade, and it's running Leopard. This was the last machine supported by Tiger. Leopard does not support it, but with the processor upgrade, I was able to install it. However, it has choppy video and audio playback in DVD Player when I play DVD's with subtitles on. I have to reboot to Tiger to get that to work properly. It's just not fast enough for subtitles, but enough for captioned videos.

I'm not sure what I'm going to get next, but it will be a then-current Mac when I get it!

Thanks!
post #64 of 66
Well, there is one thing you can doif you usually only have the same external volumes on your computer, you can drag them into the dock manually to the right of the dotted lines (in other words, by the trash can). Then go to the Finder, and go to Finder>Preferences, and tell it not to show the external drives. It will still show the CDs you insert on the desktop, and if you need to go other external drives, just open a finder window where they'll be in the pane on the left.
post #65 of 66
Tighter integration between the Macs (desktop, notebooks, workstation, and server) and the mobiles (iPhone, iPod touch). This will enable us to save files to the mobiles and use any Mac that has an application that can open them. If it isn't possible already, we will also be able to use .mac with the mobiles.
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