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Aug 18, 2009, 02:09 PM
 
Getting a bit ahead even though 10.6 Snow Leopard has not been released yet, but today was wondering what other wild cats could be contenders for the next OS X system.

Came up with these:

Bobcat
Cougar
Lion
Lynx
Ocelot

Added Ocelot to the list because though it's small and cute looking, it would rip your head off in a second.

Bobcat


Cougar


Lion


Lynx


Ocelot


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Aug 18, 2009, 02:17 PM
 
From Wiki:
"Panther", "Tiger" and "Leopard" are registered as trademarks of Apple, but "Cheetah", "Puma" and "Jaguar" have never been registered. Apple has also registered "Lynx" and "Cougar" as trademarks, though these were allowed to lapse.
     
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Aug 18, 2009, 02:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Apple has also registered "Lynx" and "Cougar" as trademarks, though these were allowed to lapse.
That's interesting.

Wonder if they will skip to another animal to go with new names.

As for "Cheetah", "Puma" and "Jaguar" they were just code names for the OS's until the name leaked out for Jaguar and was known as Jaguar with everyone so they decide to go with the code name and stuck after that. So that's why they probably registered it after that.
     
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Aug 18, 2009, 02:37 PM
 
Cougar would be stupid, since it's the same thing as a Puma.
     
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I'm wondering what they will do when they run out of numbers for OS X.

OS11? Seems kinda blah.

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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
I'm wondering what they will do when they run out of numbers for OS X.

OS11? Seems kinda blah.
Same with OS "10" 10.0
     
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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
i'm wondering what they will do when they run out of numbers for os x.

Os11? Seems kinda blah.
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Os xi, os xii ....
     
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I'm sure it will be: LOLcats

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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
I'm wondering what they will do when they run out of numbers for OS X.

OS11? Seems kinda blah.
I've always wondered what they were going to do after 10.9. 10.10? Mac OS XI/11? Mac OS X 11.0?
     
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The fact that there's an OS X 10.4.11 should give you a clue.
     
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Obviously it'll be OS Y.
     
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As much as I hate seeing too many cat images on Digg, I figured this fit ...... well, the image at least

     
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I'll live long enough to see a Mac OS 10.10.10

Is'nt DNS supposed to make all these numbers easier?
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Originally Posted by PB2K View Post
I'll live long enough to see a Mac OS 10.10.10

Is'nt DNS supposed to make all these numbers easier?
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I don't think they will call Bobcat due to trademark issue (Bobcat is a trademark for a company making small compact excavator Bobcat Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) I don't think Apple wants to run into situation they had back in Mac OS X 10.2 days, where they cannot market it as Jaguar
because of Jaguar cars.
     
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Originally Posted by veryniceguy2002 View Post
I don't think they will call Bobcat due to trademark issue (Bobcat is a trademark for a company making small compact excavator Bobcat Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) I don't think Apple wants to run into situation they had back in Mac OS X 10.2 days, where they cannot market it as Jaguar
because of Jaguar cars.
That would be stupid. Trademark isn't supposed to cover every possible use of a term in commerce, especially if it's an existing word. It's supposed to be use of that term within a specific domain. Because nobody in their right mind would think Apple is producing an OS version in a joint effort with Bobcat excavators, the latter company would have no legal standing in a trademark suit against Apple.

Note that I'm not saying you're stupid for bringing this up. It's entirely possible that such a lawsuit would happen, and Apple would have to waste stupid amounts of money getting the thing dropped.
     
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I didn't hear any complaints from


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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I didn't hear any complaints from Jaguar about Mac OS X Jaguar
Well, if you were in US during the Jaguar days of course you won't have a clue. In many parts of the world when Mac OS X 10.2 was released, Apple made no reference with the word 'Jaguar' anywhere. I even got an official Apple Mac OS X 10.2 T-shirt in Australia, and it was stated "Introducing Mac OS X 10.2" with the Jaguar logo, but no 'Jaguar' word referred anywhere. I went to an Apple Mac OS X 10.2 seminar, and they didn't mentioned the word either!

So I would imagine Apple would rather prefer avoid Bobcat if Bobcat company actively defend their trademark...
     
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I'll go out on a limb and claim that Apple not marketing 10.2 had *nothing* to do with Jaguar, the motor company, as the danger of brand confusion was pretty much non-existent unless you were repeatedly dropped on your head when you were very very small.

Brands are protected in the markets they're relevant to. Jaguar doesn't make computers or operating systems.


Apple didn't start marketing OS X by the internal development codenames until 10.3 Panther.

And why would they? They weren't actively promoting OS X as a brand before 10.2, and thus, there was no need to use cat names to distinguish between various incarnations.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Brands are protected in the markets they're relevant to. Jaguar doesn't make computers or operating systems.

Apple didn't start marketing OS X by the internal development codenames until 10.3 Panther.
I remember distinctly that Steve Jobs referred to OS X 10.2 as "jag-wire" in his keynote speech.

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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
I remember distinctly that Steve Jobs referred to OS X 10.2 as "jag-wire" in his keynote speech.

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I was off by a version.

That was the keynote where everything was "oat-o-matic" in "Jag-wire".
     
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In England at least, Apple agreed not to use the word Jaguar for marketing 10.2.
     
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Mac OS X v10.2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yes, it's wikipedia, but the editing nazis there have let it stick around pretty much forever so I'm inclined to believe it.
     
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Originally Posted by adamfishercox View Post
Mac OS X v10.2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yes, it's wikipedia, but the editing nazis there have let it stick around pretty much forever so I'm inclined to believe it.
I'm not inclined to believe it. Especially given that Jaguar is owned by Ford.
     
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Originally Posted by hayesk View Post
I'm not inclined to believe it. Especially given that Jaguar is owned by Ford.
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Too bad Adobe used up one already.

     
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Originally Posted by hayesk View Post
I'm not inclined to believe it. Especially given that Jaguar is owned by Ford.
WAS owned by Ford.

JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) is a separate company now.

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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
WAS owned by Ford.

JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) is a separate company now.

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Mac OS X 10.7 Bunny - Just for lols
     
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Too bad Adobe used up one already.

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