Rob Beschizza at 8:47 am Fri, Mar 1, 2013
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Not sure Lion- O helps. Am I really the only one whose only impression of Thundrcats was “wow this sucks”?
I guess this depends if you imprinted on this – or not.
I never noticed before, but why does she need a belt if she’s not wearing pants?
I thought that was from the very first episode, where they are all running around naked. They only wear clothes because the climate of their new home isn’t suitable for running around naked all the time. In fact the authority figure guy has to explain the concept of clothes to them as I recall.
But everybody loves the outtakes.
No, you’re not the only one. Though if the alternative is OSX Cringer, then I’ll happily accept Lion-O.
Come on, they would at least use OSX Battle Cat.
followed quickly with OSX Panthor.
OSX Ceiling Cat would track all of your porn cookies and send them back to Apple to be audited. Who wants that?
OS X Hello Kitty
Big cats aren’t the only cats. I’m still hoping for Mac OS X Ocelot.
The sexiest name of all cats.
Seems entirely fitting for OS X, the sexiest of of all operating systems.
How do you titillate an ocelot?
God I love that joke. It never gets old.
Not having heard the joke: Osculate? Oscillate?
Oscillate its tits a lot.
My OS is more like Garfield than any big cat, neutered and bloated.
OSX is not old enough to have a “Cougar” version yet. Besides, to be true to lfe “Cougar” would have to be “old software” on “new hardware”, not the other way around…
I’m holding out for the 2016 release being Cougar – Apple’s 40th Anniversary.
No good unless you include the box: http://bit.ly/ZRfY1X
I’ve been suggesting the same thing for a while, that after cats, it would be time to go to Thunder Cats. I tried to do a mock-up of OS X 10.15 Snarf last year, but I couldn’t find any pictures of Snarf which were high enough resolution to use for the fur pattern on the disc and I gave up.
Haha! I was just thinking of this inevitable cat-naming problem a few minutes ago as I was updating my OS on my antiquated MacBook!
Mac OS X Nyan Cat!
OS X Aslan
Sadly, and user interface-wise it seems Mac OSs are approaching house cat… but think about how pokemon solved their naming problem… OS X Meowth then OS X Persian OS Purugly… just make shit up. Next up: OS X Fire Lion, then liger, then Ice Liger, then OS X Shadowcat, then emerald cat, ruby cat, red, yellow and green cat, silver, diamond, the rest…
Damn, i should start getting the trademarks on this shit
OR they could just use other species, problem solved
I’d totally update to OSX Fire Lion.
OS X Smilodon?
That’s my favorite. Biggest and baddest, though it does carry the whiff of obsolescence…
OS X “Stalking Cat”. The rights to the name should be easy to get since suicide of Daniel Avner.
Steve Jobs, the Ever-living!
OS X LOLCAT
Mac OS X Kitten Kong.
OS X Lynx, the text-only alternative to Aqua.
How about “Pussy Galore”?
I use Linux for that.
Mmmm, Hunters of Dune. 100 pages of story squeezed into 528 pages of book.
It will do everything before it is ready, and never quite work properly.
If they offered OS X Sha’um I might finally think about trying it. But only if I could get a legitimate license to run it on a hackintosh.vm.
What’s cooler than a mountain lion? Two mountain lions. Hence, OS X 10.9 Two Mountain Lions.
I always thought the best name would by OS Xi. The “Xi” would be the Greek letter Xi, so the OS would be pronounced “Oh Ess Zigh” or less correctly, “Oh Ess Key” or “Oh Ess Sky.” Typographically, it would be could be written as OS Xi (suggesting a Roman 11, successor to 10), OS Ξ (with the Greek letter Xi), or OS 三 (with the Chinese character for “san” meaning three, suggesting the third incarnation of Apple’s operating system). Code names for different versions would be something besides cats.
That does remind me that while OS 9 lasted for all of three years, we’ve been dealing with the various OS X cats for over a decade now. Will they ever bother with giving folks an eleven? I mean, faster than Chrysler took between the 300L (1965) and the 300M (1999)?
Is there anything cooler than your own cat? How about OS X HouseCat or OS X Tabby? I like the LOLCat idea too.
Don’t care. Apple lost me when they discontinued Rosetta and killed legacy software. I’m still limping along with a 6 year old MacBook and Snow Leopard. When it’s time to upgrade it will be to another OS, as I will have to get all new software regardless of what I buy.
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