"Next release of Mac OS X, Jaguar"

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in macOS edited January 2014
obviously a big upgrade, but what's up with the cheesy ass name?



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[ 04-15-2002: Message edited by: greyisgood ]</p>

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  • Reply 1 of 17
    Cheesy ass name? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar... all of OSX's builds are named after big cats.
  • Reply 2 of 17
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by greyisgood:

    <strong>obviously a big upgrade, but what's up with the cheesy ass name?

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    We've known that this is the codename for a long time. What's with the surprise?
  • Reply 3 of 17
    hobbeshobbes Posts: 1,252member
    It's kind of unusual for Apple to put the code name of their product in a press release, isn't it?



    This seems to be happening more and more often... Just like Jobs proudly announced the latest G4s by their code handle, as 'Quicksilvers'.



    As Apple's product nomenclature gets more minimal, the code names get more publicity.
  • Reply 4 of 17
    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
  • Reply 5 of 17
    "obviously a big upgrade, but what's up with the cheesy ass name?"



    Critic!



    I'm open to suggestions, Greyisbad. Any suggestions to better 'Jaguar'?



    Personally, I like it. Cool.



    Codenames are sexy. Builds up the loin salivating levels of industry and fan expectation.



    Corporate masturrrh-bay-tion.



    The real question is..., 'Will the Jaguar have teeth?'



    Lemon Bon Bon



    :cool:
  • Reply 6 of 17
    not even yet demoed, .and 10.2 has received its first withering critique.....
  • Reply 7 of 17
    peperonepeperone Posts: 204member
    [quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:

    <strong>

    Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar... all of OSX's builds are named after big cats.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Next will be dogs.
  • Reply 8 of 17
    low-filow-fi Posts: 357member
    ?To get our developers even more excited, we?ll be giving them a sneak peek at the next release of Mac OS X, code named Poodle.?





    <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 9 of 17
    gambitgambit Posts: 475member
    [quote]Originally posted by low-fi:

    <strong>?To get our developers even more excited, we?ll be giving them a sneak peek at the next release of Mac OS X, code named Poodle.?



    <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Hmmm... there's something about THAT codename that doesn't have the same ring as 'Jaguar.' Maybe they should stick to big cats.
  • Reply 10 of 17
    kalikali Posts: 634member
    Hmm! The next code name should be "lion king".
  • Reply 11 of 17
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,215member
    I'll second the Dog naming strategy. I look forward to information on the "Mastif" OSX
  • Reply 12 of 17
    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    I predict the next update after Jaguar will be more focused on bug-crushing and speed enhancements (no more GUI pandering from Apple once spring-loaded folders are here)...and since it will be a small, nimble update...they shall call it...Ocelot!



    It will be the first Mac OS codename in history that less than 50% of Mac users will be able to pronounce correctly. Of course, certain wankers from Britain would claim that has already been accomplished with Jag-u-ar. Stupid brits...can't even pronounce jag-wahr correctly.



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    Just kidding of course. I don't think all Brits are stupid; most of them just don't know how to pronounce Jaguar. No one's perfect.



    [ 04-16-2002: Message edited by: Moogs ]</p>
  • Reply 13 of 17
    low-filow-fi Posts: 357member
    hehe. I just love it when Americans say "aluminium"
  • Reply 14 of 17
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by low-fi:

    <strong>hehe. I just love it when Americans say "aluminium" </strong><hr></blockquote>



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Aloominum <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    J :cool:
  • Reply 15 of 17
    [quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:

    <strong>I'll second the Dog naming strategy. I look forward to information on the "Mastif" OSX</strong><hr></blockquote>



    No way, if they're going to use dogs they should use sighthounds (the fastest dog breeds): Greyhound, Borzoi, Saluki, Basenji, etc. Those are cooler sounding than Jaguar anyway.



    Kate
  • Reply 16 of 17
    dobbydobby Posts: 794member
    Codenames are great.

    They could do a bird themed name range like Falcon - Hawk - Eagle.

    How about names that could be taken out of text like - Swallow - Thrush - Tit.



    Dobby
  • Reply 17 of 17
    haraldharald Posts: 2,152member
    Hehehe. All Americans are violent, racist, empire-building morons who eat too much fast food, can't speak, topple democratically elected governments at will and use PC's, every single one of them.



    Of course I'm only joking. So I'm allowed to say things like that.
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