I really like's the name Leopard??

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
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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  • Reply 1 of 30
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Um, and then for 10.6, they would change the entire name?



    I want some of what you're smoking.
  • Reply 2 of 30
    irelandireland Posts: 17,521member
    Quote:

    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.
  • Reply 3 of 30
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Quote:

    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.



    Quote:

    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?
  • Reply 4 of 30
    hirohiro Posts: 2,663member
    Quote:

    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!
  • Reply 5 of 30
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    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'...
  • Reply 6 of 30
    irelandireland Posts: 17,521member
    Quote:

    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!
  • Reply 7 of 30
    irelandireland Posts: 17,521member
    Quote:

    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!



  • Reply 8 of 30
    banchobancho Posts: 1,517member
    Quote:

    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.
  • Reply 9 of 30
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Quote:

    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.
  • Reply 10 of 30
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    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*!
  • Reply 11 of 30
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Quote:

    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.
  • Reply 12 of 30
    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.



  • Reply 13 of 30
    b3njb3nj Posts: 70member
    nah... dogs need too much maintenance.
  • Reply 14 of 30
    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.
  • Reply 15 of 30
    irelandireland Posts: 17,521member
    Leopard 10.5
  • Reply 16 of 30
    davegeedavegee Posts: 2,765member
    Quote:

    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
  • Reply 17 of 30
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Quote:

    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.
  • Reply 18 of 30
    davegeedavegee Posts: 2,765member
    Quote:

    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...



    Dave
  • Reply 19 of 30
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    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.
  • Reply 20 of 30
    irelandireland Posts: 17,521member
    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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