From beaches to bridges, Apple has plenty of possible California-themed names for next OS X

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  • Reply 21 of 85
    berndogberndog Posts: 90member
    If it's just a small upgrade Modesto?
    I'd save San Andreas for the final shake-up OSX-11!
    OSX Orange might be nice
  • Reply 22 of 85
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

     
     


     

    California's Long Beach would imply a "cool" factor for OS X. 


    Seriously? Cool as in Snoop Dog or the dozens of other gangster hip-hop artists? Ah, No! Long Beach is place I would avoid if at all possible. Apologies to anyone who lives there.

  • Reply 23 of 85
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
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    Originally Posted by mstone View Post

     

    It will probably be a single word not multiple words like Big Sur and most likely not a word that has a Spanish meaning such as Sur which means south. Ventura means fortune. Sonoma doesn't have a Spanish meaning, it is just a name but as a location it is known as pretty laid back lifestyle, "Sonoma Coma". Sequoia, meh, just a big tree. Yosemite is an indian name, so is Mojave and although it is often associated with desert it actually means water. So I'm guessing OS X Mojave.




    Sequoia? Also a terrific National Park.

    http://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm

  • Reply 24 of 85

    OS X Golden Bear

     

    (My alma mater but no matter...)

  • Reply 25 of 85
    dr millmossdr millmoss Posts: 5,403member
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    Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

     

    But please...  not OS X Ventura.




    I think this would be cool, but then I live in Ventura County.



    Speaking of which: OS X Oxnard has a certain euphonious quality to it.

  • Reply 26 of 85
    phone-ui-guyphone-ui-guy Posts: 1,019member

    OS X Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)

    OS X Morro Rock

    OS X Mt Whitney 

    OS X Sierra Nevada 

  • Reply 27 of 85
    dr millmossdr millmoss Posts: 5,403member
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    Sequoia? Also a terrific National Park.

    http://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm


     

    Technically, Sequoia is not the name of a National Park. It is Sequoia-Kings Canyon. One of my favorite National Parks. People do tend to forget about it, especially the Kings Canyon part, which is one of the reasons it's a favorite.

     

    Other great scenic California place names:

     

    Mt. Shasta

    Humboldt

    Mendocino

    Carmel

    Lassen

  • Reply 28 of 85
    OS X Detox

    Bringing the Beats purchase full circle.

    Seriously though some of these names have no chance. Hollywood? No. Cupertino? They're not that self-centered (right?!). I think if they named it after a beach they'd leave the word 'beach' out of the name (such as OS X Laguna). I kind of like OS X Napa.
  • Reply 29 of 85

    The "Epicenter" of change? Sounds like the San Andreas fault. Maybe OSX San Andreas.

    I agree with others that OS X Big Sur sounds awesome.

  • Reply 30 of 85
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
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    The "Epicenter" of change? Sounds like the San Andreas fault. Maybe OSX San Andreas.

    I agree with others that OS X Big Sur sounds awesome.




    I wouldn't mind if they continued with the surf spot names.

  • Reply 31 of 85
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    The "Epicenter" of change? Sounds like the San Andreas fault. Maybe OSX San Andreas.

    I agree with others that OS X Big Sur sounds awesome.




    Too similar to GTA San Andreas, IMO.

  • Reply 32 of 85
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
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    Too similar to GTA San Andreas, IMO.




    OS X The Big One

  • Reply 33 of 85
    dr millmossdr millmoss Posts: 5,403member
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    Too similar to GTA San Andreas, IMO.




    Never mind that the name San Andreas strikes fear into the heart of every Californian, or at least it should. They might as well name it OS X Katrina and get it over with, if negative connotations are the goal.

     

    BTW, virtually no chance they choose a Southern California place name.

  • Reply 34 of 85
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
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    Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post

     



    Never mind that the name San Andreas strikes fear into the hearts of every Californian, or at least it should. They might as well name it OS X Katrina and get it over with, if negative connotations are the goal.

     

    BTW, virtually no chance they choose a Southern California place name.




    Not even Newport Beach?

  • Reply 35 of 85
    foggyhillfoggyhill Posts: 4,767member
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    Originally Posted by GadgetCanadaV2 View Post

     

    The "Epicenter" of change? Sounds like the San Andreas fault. Maybe OSX San Andreas.

    I agree with others that OS X Big Sur sounds awesome.


     

    OSX Sausalito

    OSX Santa Cruz

    OSX Merced (Good sound to it)

    OSX Eureka (like this one)

    OSX Catalina

    OSX Bayside

    OSX Frisco (Or San Francisco)

  • Reply 36 of 85
    dr millmossdr millmoss Posts: 5,403member
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    Not even Newport Beach?




    Not even Anaheim. Apple is a Northern California company. Culturally, Northern Californians only barely acknowledge the existence of the southern part of the state. Just one of those north-south things.

  • Reply 37 of 85
    prolineproline Posts: 222member
    Alcatraz might actually work if they stress data security as opposed to being in jail.
  • Reply 38 of 85
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,697member
    mubaili wrote: »
    I vote for Big Sur

    I like that too.
  • Reply 39 of 85
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,697member
    mstone wrote: »
    It will probably be a single word not multiple words like Big Sur and most likely not a word that has a Spanish meaning such as Sur which means south. Ventura means fortune. Sonoma doesn't have a Spanish meaning, it is just a name but as a location it is known as pretty laid back lifestyle, "Sonoma Coma". Sequoia, meh, just a big tree. Yosemite is an indian name, so is Mojave and although it is often associated with desert it actually means water. So I'm guessing OS X Mojave.

    Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion broke the two word rule and as to word origins, Yohhe'meti (Southern Miwok) or Yos.s.e'meti (Central Miwok) originally referred to the Indian tribe that lived in Yosemite Valley. Yosemite means literally “those who kill”, not exactly a word from the land of my fathers ;)

    so I am hoping Big Sur is OK :).
  • Reply 40 of 85
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,697member

    Never mind that the name San Andreas strikes fear into the heart of every Californian, or at least it should. They might as well name it OS X Katrina and get it over with, if negative connotations are the goal.

    BTW, virtually no chance they choose a Southern California place name.

    Yeah I agree on the negative words. San Andreas would crack me up and Katrina would really blow! (sorry).

    Joshua Tree would be nice too and that's south of L.A..
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