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View Poll Results: What Should OS X 10.5 Be Called?
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OS 10.5 name contest...
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Phydeaux
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Sep 28, 2004, 10:30 AM
 
Apple needs our help in naming the future release of 10.5. So far they've used Jaguar and Panther. The next is Tiger. After that they are having a hard time keeping with the cat naming convention. Any suggestions here will undoubtedly assist the marketing dept at Apple for their future software releases.

Post your suggestions now!
     
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Sep 28, 2004, 11:07 AM
 
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Sep 28, 2004, 11:17 AM
 
The Cheat!

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Sep 28, 2004, 11:23 AM
 
What a ghey poll.
     
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gorickey.
     
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Sep 28, 2004, 02:09 PM
 
Originally posted by GORDYmac:
IMG...
Good one, so my recommendation is snarf
     
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Sep 28, 2004, 02:28 PM
 
Kitty? Pussy?
     
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Sep 28, 2004, 02:56 PM
 
they should open up the naming scheme to all animals in general. i always thought mac os x viper would sound cool.
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Sep 28, 2004, 02:57 PM
 
Originally posted by Phydeaux:
...So far they've used Jaguar and Panther...
Uh, don't forget Cheetah and Puma.
     
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Sep 28, 2004, 04:09 PM
 
Coming soon: Mac OS X Thunder Thunder Thunder THUNDERCAT!
     
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Sep 28, 2004, 07:34 PM
 
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Sep 28, 2004, 08:32 PM
 
gordy:

cybergoober:

phydeaux:
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 01:53 AM
 
There are a few cats left that can still be used in the future, these would get them well past 10.9

Bobcat
Cougar
Leopard
Lion
Lynx
Ocelot
Serval
Wildcat

My favorites would be :-

10.5 - Cougar
10.6 - Leopard
10.7 - Lynx
10.8 - Lion
10.9 - Wildcat

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Sep 29, 2004, 02:31 AM
 
Ever since 10.0 was released, there has been speculation that the following release would be code-named "Lion". So far, this speculation has yet to pan out.
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Sep 29, 2004, 12:01 PM
 
According to Parky, that's because they haven't gotten to 10.8 yet.
     
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Sep 30, 2004, 09:36 AM
 
Lion thats the only escalation (i hope thats the right word) after Tiger. and after Lion there is nothing else because Lion is the king of the animals. so there will be no 10.6 and apple will have to name their systems after other animals. maybe snakes so they can bite the longhorn
     
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Sep 30, 2004, 08:46 PM
 
Cougar. It was a fast car, Detroit chose that name knowing the associations of speed and power it has.
Re Lion, I hope that by 10.6, when X is the best possible OS, as opposed to the best by far available one, the name Lion will convey our victory over you-know-who.
     
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Sep 30, 2004, 09:13 PM
 
Mac OS X 10.5 Putang
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Sep 30, 2004, 09:57 PM
 
I think Cheshire would be good.
Goes with the OS Finder Logo.
     
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They come in four different colors. It has to be OS X Teletubbie.

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Rhapsody. Oh, wait...
     
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How about naming the "final" OS X 'Hyena' as the transition from cats to dog-like animals (as they are thought to form an evolutionary "link" between dogs and cats, being more closely related to cat).
Thereby, hyenas possess the strongest jaw muscles among terrestrial mammals, crushing any Longhorn showing its face
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Originally posted by reactor:
How about naming the "final" OS X 'Hyena' as the transition from cats to dog-like animals (as they are thought to form an evolutionary "link" between dogs and cats, being more closely related to cat).
Thereby, hyenas possess the strongest jaw muscles among terrestrial mammals, crushing any Longhorn showing its face
I wouldn't buy an OS called hyena.
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Originally posted by reactor:
How about naming the "final" OS X 'Hyena' as the transition from cats to dog-like animals (as they are thought to form an evolutionary "link" between dogs and cats, being more closely related to cat).
Thereby, hyenas possess the strongest jaw muscles among terrestrial mammals, crushing any Longhorn showing its face
And what would be the cool dog-like names? Wolf, and... that's about it. No, If Apple wants to go one with the animal theme, I think birds of prey is their best choice. Snakes might work, but it's not clear what else might.
     
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Oct 3, 2004, 02:49 PM
 
Snakes

OS XI.3 Black Mamba
     
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Originally posted by adamjaskie:
Snakes

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I think we're all forgetting that the cat names have had one consistent pattern: they all get slower, even as OS X gets faster. Cheeta, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger. So eventually we'll end up at Mac OS X Garfield, but somewhere in between we might have some other not-so-fast cats.
     
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Originally posted by jfinete:
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Mac OS X Leo
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MacOS X: Toonces
     
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Originally posted by P:
And what would be the cool dog-like names? Wolf, and... that's about it. No, If Apple wants to go one with the animal theme, I think birds of prey is their best choice. Snakes might work, but it's not clear what else might.
From hyena to dhole, fox, coyote, wolf, dingo, zorro, jackal and domestic dog, not too strong though, I must admit.
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what about mac os x top cat, or mac os xtc ;-)
     
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How about this cat
     
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MacOS X: Mountain Lion

Wait... No....

MacOS X: Ocelot

Uh....

MacOS X: Bobcat? Serval? Leopard? Margay?

I think all the cool cat names have been used.
     
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I stick by OS X Leo
     
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Oct 5, 2004, 02:26 PM
 
Hummm, Apple choosed predators names for its products while M$ a prey. 10.5 should be named 'hunter'...



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Better

'segugio italiano'

like Spock at http://homepage.mac.com/samslaves

     
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Ok Ok, not a cat but...
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