MacOS X 10.4: Guess the Name

zozo
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in macOS edited January 2014
WWDC is well over 2 months away... but that shouldnt stop us to speculate and guess.



So, as we all know, OS X is a Big Cat OS. Just to recap, we got:



OS X 10.0 = Cheetah

OS X 10.1 = Puma

OS X 10.2 = Jaguar (or Jagwire, depending on quantity of LSD you had in your youth)

OS X 10.3 = Panther



Names of cats still "available":

"big" cats: Cougar, Leopard, Lion, Tiger

"smaller" cats: Lynx, Tomcat, Tabby Cat... etc

"other" cats: Hobbes, Garfield, Heathcliff, Bill the Cat (rock on),



I vaguely remember that one tpe of cat is similar (or identical) to the other, but have a different name.



So... whos guessing? Winner gets free beer (or other) in Paris



I propose:



MacOS X 10.4 Fat Cat (iLife 0wn§ j00)



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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 116
    I'm sticking to the name I've been suggesting since 10.0: Fat Tabby.
  • Reply 2 of 116
    pbpb Posts: 4,237member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by ZO



    I propose:



    MacOS X 10.4 Fat Cat (iLife 0wn§ j00)











    Are prehistoric feline names allowed? Like Smilodon fatalis?



  • Reply 3 of 116
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    Actually, ever since they've been talking up transparency effects I've been waiting for OS X Cheshire.



    I'd settle for Felix, though.
  • Reply 4 of 116
    Off topic. I thought 10.0 was "Puma", and 10.1 was "Cheetah" since it was SO much faster than 10.0. That's what I remember anyways.
  • Reply 5 of 116
    I think they'll drop the big cat names and go for something like 'OSX 04' or the year there is a major upgrade - like iLife 4.



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  • Reply 6 of 116
    zozo Posts: 3,117member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Rendevous

    I think they'll drop the big cat names and go for something like 'OSX 04' or the year there is a major upgrade - like iLife 4.



    ®




    with that reasoning I think Apple would have to release 10.4 as MacOS X '05, otherwise there would only be a few months left in the year... and the OS would seem "old" by the beginning of 2005.



    and, no, 10.0 was Cheetah... 10.1 was Puma
  • Reply 7 of 116
    Quote:

    with that reasoning I think Apple would have to release 10.4 as MacOS X '05, otherwise there would only be a few months left in the year..



    The rate things are going we won't see a major upgrade 'til 2005?
  • Reply 8 of 116
    homhom Posts: 1,098member
    Let's hope it's Fritz.
  • Reply 9 of 116
    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    Cougar is the only big cat name left that "sounds cool", and therefore gets my vote. OS X v10.4 "Cougar" it shall be.



    Leopard sounds too much like Leper

    Lion is too orindary sounding

    Tiger is possible but "OS X: Tiger" just doesn't resonate for some reason.



    Cougar could work though. It will also be the last cat-named release IMO. Personally I think they should go "cute and fuzzy" to bring more chics into the fold:





    OS 10.5 "Wallaby"

    OS 10.6 "Meerkat"

    OS 10.7 "kinkajou"



    Baby Panda...



    Furry Harp Seal...





    ...that sort of thing.





  • Reply 10 of 116
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    Bah, I was going to suggst Cheshire too before I read Amorph's post.



    How about Mac OS X "Lynx"? Nah...
  • Reply 11 of 116
    Off Topic: Do you guys thing there'll be a preview of 10.4 at this years WWDC? That would rule if there was.... Imagine what kinda sh*t Stevey is adding into this one!
  • Reply 12 of 116
    mattjohndrowmattjohndrow Posts: 1,618member
    they're gonna call it pussy!
  • Reply 13 of 116
    zozo Posts: 3,117member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Proud iBook Owner 2k2

    Off Topic: Do you guys thing there'll be a preview of 10.4 at this years WWDC? That would rule if there was.... Imagine what kinda sh*t Stevey is adding into this one!



    If its not, it would buck a 5 year trend... and revenues.



    I think investors as well as developers (and consumers by now) expect a yearly refresh.



    It also keeps MS on its toes
  • Reply 14 of 116
    Quote:

    Originally posted by ZO

    ...





    That is a f**king sheep!
  • Reply 15 of 116
    ipodandimacipodandimac Posts: 3,273member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by mattjohndrow

    they're gonna call it pussy!



    ah you beat me to it



    i say it'll be tiger, and i think the name is fine. i suppose another cool name would be bengal, and the box could look like a white bengal with cool black stripes and everything.
  • Reply 16 of 116
    stoostoo Posts: 1,490member
    How about Mac OS X: Badge-uar ?



  • Reply 17 of 116
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Stoo

    How about Mac OS X: Badge-uar ?











    HILLARIOUS!
  • Reply 18 of 116
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Stoo

    How about Mac OS X: Badge-uar ?



    Mushroom, mushroom!!
  • Reply 19 of 116
    johnqjohnq Posts: 2,763member
    Since it's the twentieth anniversary, I bet it will be iterated to Mac OS XX







    C'mon, works for the Super Bowl...classier than "Windows 2004"
  • Reply 20 of 116
    OS X 10.4 Lynx



    I think if Apple starts doing more stuff with Linux then Lynx would be a good name to use. It kind of sounds like Linux, but looks cooler!



    Beer in Paris! Sounds good to me!
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