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LightB
January 31st, 2010, 03:09 AM
I'm not an osx user myself, but I know some who are so I keep up with it.

A funny thought occurred to me and it's probably already explained somewhere, but what will happen when Apple runs out of cat species names for osx? Aren't they just about done already?

Kai69
January 31st, 2010, 03:11 AM
They could try dog species names:lolflag:



SORRY i couldnt help it ...

ninjapirate89
January 31st, 2010, 03:18 AM
I'm not an osx user myself, but I know some who are so I keep up with it.

A funny thought occurred to me and it's probably already explained somewhere, but what will happen when Apple runs out of cat species names for osx? Aren't they just about done already?

I'm sure there are quite a few other cats they could still use. A lynx for example.....errr....wait.

Edit -> I looked it up and so far they have used Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, and Snow Leopard.

schauerlich
January 31st, 2010, 03:21 AM
I think they'll change to OS 11 (or a completely different name) before they have to worry about that.

Simon17
January 31st, 2010, 03:23 AM
There are over 40 feline species.

Plus there are a whole bunch of extinct species.

dolphinaura
January 31st, 2010, 03:26 AM
mac osx panda :D

NightwishFan
January 31st, 2010, 03:31 AM
They registered trademarks on some names that they didn't use yet. I believe that the feline names are "codenames" so why do they trademark them anyway? I think the official name is Mac Os X 10.5 etc...

LightB
January 31st, 2010, 04:11 AM
There are over 40 feline species.

Plus there are a whole bunch of extinct species.

True, if we count sub species, sub names. They already dipped into it with *snow* leopard. I don't see extinct species names being used, wouldn't go over well. So I guess it's going to be African Lion, Asian Tiger, stuff like that. I'm sure the trend is only big cats. And I don't think OSX 11 is that near. But what do I know. I'll call linux on a mac Liger 0.1, then.

Skripka
January 31st, 2010, 04:21 AM
They could try dog species names:lolflag:



SORRY i couldnt help it ...

Mac OS 10.7 Corgi.

http://photos.signonsandiego.com/albums/050622agility/DSC_1868.jpg

dolphinaura
January 31st, 2010, 04:34 AM
Mac OS 10.7 Corgi.

http://photos.signonsandiego.com/albums/050622agility/DSC_1868.jpg

awwwwww
that pic is soo cute!

LowSky
January 31st, 2010, 04:37 AM
I'm' waiting this version
http://www.catsofaustralia.com/persian_breeders_files/Seal%20Pt%20Male.JPG

schauerlich
January 31st, 2010, 04:39 AM
I'm' waiting this version

Oh god, busface.

witeshark17
January 31st, 2010, 05:21 AM
I don't think they've used this yet...

MasterNetra
January 31st, 2010, 05:24 AM
I'm' waiting this version
http://www.catsofaustralia.com/persian_breeders_files/Seal%20Pt%20Male.JPG

Mac OS 13.7 - Perfect Persian

LightB
January 31st, 2010, 05:40 AM
I don't think they've used this yet...

That'll probably be the last 10 version. Even though elephants pwn lions.

pwnst*r
January 31st, 2010, 06:18 AM
They could try dog species names:lolflag:



SORRY i couldnt help it ...

You're on a roll, LOL! More More!

abbyhoag
January 31st, 2010, 07:14 AM
Mac OS 10.7 Corgi.

http://photos.signonsandiego.com/albums/050622agility/DSC_1868.jpg

:lolflag: that's too funny!!

Kimm
January 31st, 2010, 11:35 AM
True, if we count sub species, sub names. They already dipped into it with *snow* leopard.

Snow Leopard is not a sub species of Leopard. They are not even in the same genus (although, the taxonomical position of snow leopard is somewhat disputed, recent studies place it within the same genus as the Leopard, however its closest relative according to these studies is actually the tiger. In any case, it is its own species).

Leopard: Panthera pardus
Snow Leopard: Uncia uncia

Khakilang
January 31st, 2010, 11:37 AM
They can use Siberian Tiger or Saber tooth tiger or just simply call them ***** cat.

LightB
February 1st, 2010, 12:25 PM
Snow Leopard is not a sub species of Leopard. They are not even in the same genus (although, the taxonomical position of snow leopard is somewhat disputed, recent studies place it within the same genus as the Leopard, however its closest relative according to these studies is actually the tiger. In any case, it is its own species).

Leopard: Panthera pardus
Snow Leopard: Uncia uncia

Still not that many living big cat species left. And the point is that they're going to have to pull out more and more specific and obscure ones, if they exist.

Kai69
February 1st, 2010, 01:51 PM
OK ... How about names of MS viruses...:lolflag:

warfacegod
February 1st, 2010, 02:05 PM
Go with extinct species.

Kai69
February 1st, 2010, 02:06 PM
OK ... w95, w98,:lolflag:

whiskeylover
February 1st, 2010, 03:32 PM
OK ... w95, w98,:lolflag:
Haha... you're so funny.

juancarlospaco
February 1st, 2010, 04:20 PM
Mac OS X LOLCat

:)

mickie.kext
February 1st, 2010, 05:24 PM
Will Canonical run out of animals?

juancarlospaco
February 1st, 2010, 05:26 PM
No, will run out of Letters first.

We are on KK, then LL, When ZZ is reached, ...the end of the world.

pwnst*r
February 1st, 2010, 05:48 PM
OK ... How about names of MS viruses...:lolflag:

OMG that's a knee slapper!

Kimm
February 1st, 2010, 10:05 PM
Still not that many living big cat species left. And the point is that they're going to have to pull out more and more specific and obscure ones, if they exist.

There are actually about 41 living species of cat (sorry if I seem haughty, I'm not trying to be), just a couple of examples that could work as a codenames:


Clouded Leopard
Jungle Cat
Lion
Lynx
Bobcat (which is actually a type of Lynx)
Ocelot


By the time they run out of cats I'm sure they will have moved on to OS 11

LightB
February 2nd, 2010, 02:39 AM
There are actually about 41 living species of cat (sorry if I seem haughty, I'm not trying to be), just a couple of examples that could work as a codenames:


Clouded Leopard
Jungle Cat
Lion
Lynx
Bobcat (which is actually a type of Lynx)
Ocelot


By the time they run out of cats I'm sure they will have moved on to OS 11

I know there are many species, but the names are generic or obscure. Jungle Cat? Yeah, I guess if they're technically not caring about the catchy-ness but just the sound scientific facts about cats it makes sense, but given that they started with the most obvious cats, it will be out of place. Snow Leopard is already out of place from the rest of the releases, imo. It's like the gameshow family feud. All those cats that are released would be there in a big cat question. Snow Leopard probably wouldn't. neither would "Jungle Cat" or "Clouded Leopard" (it's just another "Leopard"), and most of the other 41 species not on your list. Not trying to be haughty either, just saying.

MaxIBoy
February 2nd, 2010, 02:44 AM
I'm sure their top genetic engineers are on the job even as we speak.

dragos240
February 2nd, 2010, 03:08 AM
Mac OS X LOLCat

:)

Best idea EVAR.