When it comes to finding names for versions of OS X, Mr. Apple is really raising the bar. If i were Mr. Apple i would think twice before calling my OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia ) is a top cat. The ultimate in the Felidae family 1. Does Apple imply that his OSX v10.6 is the best ever. Of course, being software, it cannot be the best ever, it will evolve into a better v10.7. But what will that be called? I don’t know of any cat better than the Snow Leopard? Does Apple? Along with tech are we also hiding a new species under our sleeve?
Apple should have reserved the Snow Leopard for a v10.9. He could have filled the intermediate versions with names like Clouded Leopard, Siberian Tiger, etc or other smaller cats like the Linx or Fishing Cat.
Also, the fact that Mr. Apple completely avoided the Lions really upsets me. You cannot possibly convince me that he will be naming the v10.9 Lion. No one would think of naming a new product version Lion when it’s previous version is called Snow Leopard.
It is very interesting to see how Mr. Apple has, up to now, successfully named all versions of OS X after a particular specie of the cat family. But i am going bonkers thinking which family of the animal kingdom will he choose next to name versions his OS 11 (or OS XI). I recommend choosing one of the monkey families.
Whichever family he ends up choosing, it will have at least 10 distinct species. One each for versions .1 to .9. With OS X v10.6 just coming out of its cave Mr Apple has ample of time to find his new family.
Updated on AUGUST 31, 2009.
Mac users would like to read this page on ZDNET before upgrading to Snow Leopard.
ZDNET also says “People eager to get a copy of the latest version of the Mac operating system, Snow Leopard, should be wary of sites offering free copies because they are likely to get some nasty malware instead, according to antivirus company Trend Micro.”
Which animal family should OS 11 (or OS XI) be dedicated to?
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- In my opinion ↩