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Lincoln Williams
Naming conventions
on Sep 3, 2011 at 11:10:17 pm

I have always found it backwards to name the operating systems after big cats. Apple obviously had to may brainstorm sessions on this one, as I struggle to remember which vision is in what order. When it was os8 and then os9, it made perfect chronological sense, now it's all a bit self indulgent. Same to with the iBook, that made sense as the entry level to the mac book pro. Apple are innovators and their products are great but I feel the waters have been muddied on the naming conventions, it would have been clever to leave it the way it was, progressive numbers.


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Michael Aranyshev
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 4, 2011 at 12:38:03 am

Big cat names were internal initially. When they leaked and the media liked it.


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Craig Seeman
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 4, 2011 at 12:48:20 am

The Cat OS names.

Public Beta: "Kodiak"
10.0: "Cheetah"
10.1: "Puma"
10.2: "Jaguar"
10.3: "Panther"
10.4: "Tiger"
10.5: "Leopard"
10.6: "Snow Leopard"
10.7: "Lion"

Seems the public beta was more bear than cat. I believe Apple charged $30 for it too. Does anybody remember playing with Cheetah? Puma wasn't much better. Jaguar was the first really usable version. Keep that in mind when you think of FCPX as a version 1.



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Ewan Lim
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 4, 2011 at 3:34:46 am

i'm just wondering what is going to come after Lion.

White Lion.
WildCat?
ThunderCats?
Leo
Lion-oh
Lionel
Cheetarah
Tigra?

Ewan
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Craig Seeman
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 4, 2011 at 3:39:25 am

Supposedly they also had registered Lynx and Cougar. Somehow that doesn't sound higher in the cat hierarchy though. Maybe Mountain Lion.



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Bret Williams
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 5, 2011 at 3:06:49 pm

I thought that when they finally combine the two os's they call it Liger, no?


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Paul Dickin
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 4, 2011 at 9:41:32 am

[Ewan Lim] "i'm just wondering what is going to come after Lion."
Hi
Cirrostratus.
Followed, in sequence, by combined iOS/OS X operating systems (ARM only?) called:
Nimbostratus
Altostratus
Cumulus
and cuminating in Cumulonimbus.

Something like that - designed to take the world by storm... ;-)



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Craig Seeman
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 4, 2011 at 12:08:51 pm

Looks like a very (i)Cloudy future.



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Chris Harlan
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 4, 2011 at 4:19:09 pm

Paul, you re just clouding the issue.


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Craig Shields
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 4, 2011 at 8:07:13 pm

Purely subject. I like the cats!


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Craig Shields
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 4, 2011 at 8:11:28 pm

"subjective"


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Ewan Lim
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 5, 2011 at 1:14:33 am

Based on heirachy, which cat would top a lion?

Lynx and cougar isn't higher up than a Lion. Mountain lion like Craig stated? Hahaha

I'd personally go for house cats since there is like a whole lot of them.

Maybe Sabertooth! Since they like to go backwards. *ahem*

Ewan
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Andrew Richards
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 5, 2011 at 3:27:17 pm

Liger, perhaps?



Best,
Andy


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Andy Neil
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 7, 2011 at 5:50:48 pm

[Ewan Lim] "Lynx and cougar isn't higher up than a Lion. Mountain lion like Craig stated?"

Well, technically, Tiger is higher up on the hierarchy than either Leopard or Snow Leopard. I don't know if there was a conscious decision to edge upwards in the echelon of cats, but my guess is that next OS will be a completely different naming structure. Lynx looks/sounds like Linux, and Cougar has it's own connotations that I'm not sure Apple wants to associate with their OS.

Andy

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Craig Seeman
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 7, 2011 at 6:03:04 pm

[Andy Neil] "Cougar has it's own connotations that I'm not sure Apple wants to associate with their OS."

But people pointed out that iPad had some odd connotations to it as well.
Give the public beta was Kodiak they may head back into bear territory . . . would you want an OS called Grizzly though, hmmm.

Birds might work. Owl to Eagle and a lot in between.



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Andy Neil
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 7, 2011 at 6:07:53 pm

[Craig Seeman] "Birds might work. Owl to Eagle and a lot in between."

I smell another Mac inspired Angry Birds app...

:-)

Andy

http://www.timesavertutorials.com


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Phil Hoppes
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 7, 2011 at 8:35:24 pm

In the early Apple II days, there was a model under development called the Apple II CS. It got out that the CS stood for a project Code name of Carl Sagan. (I believe in direct respect to the Astronomer). Once it got out, the real Carl Sagan threatened to sue because they were using his name. The team quickly fixed that by changing the name of the project to "Butthead Astronomer"


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Fred Miller
Re: Naming conventions
on Sep 7, 2011 at 9:20:03 pm

I will admit that the cat names are easily mixed up over time when trying to put them in chronological order. But I do prefer real names over numbers and letters. It's just more appealing to me. Who wants version 10.blah.blah when you can work on LION. It's why I prefer a Ford Gran Torino over a BMW M3. :)

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