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  • Apple Already Testing OS X 10.8, What Cat Could it Be?



    Apple is already testing the next version of OS X according to MacRumors and 9to5Mac, who have both reported seeing computers running OS X 10.8 in their web logs.

    The computers running OS X 10.8 started accessing the sites in August and the site requests appear to originate from Apple's HQ in Cupertino and the surrounding areas.

    It should be noted that this timeline is typical of Apple. Shortly after Leopards launch in late 2009, sites started registering hits originating from systems running Lion. Apple's testing timeline appears to consistently start two years before the OS's release. This doesn't mean Apple wont update Lion at all in the next two years. 9to5Mac's sources claim Apple plans on bringing AirPlays mirroring capabilities to Lion giving users the ability to mirror their laptop or desktop screen to any TV connected to an Apple TV.

    Also, iMessage is reportedly making its way to Lion. Many have expressed displeasure with the inability to carry a conversation via iMessage across all of Apple's platforms. With iChat already in place on all Macs the transition to a seamless iMessage experience shouldn't be too difficult, and honestly should have been available with the launch of iOS 5.

    However, the question looming over everyone's head: What large feline member of the animal kingdom will Apple name their next OS X after? Even more, when they finally reach OS XI, will they switch animals?


    Source: 9to5Mac, MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Already Testing OS X 10.8, What Cat Could it Be? started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. fbiryujin's Avatar
      fbiryujin -
      iMessage, and AirPlay on my MacBook Pro would be amazing. Another thing that would be nice is if they switched to animals from the canine family for OS XI. I don't really care for cats, and am strictly a dog person. (Turtles would be cool too)
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I like Puma
    1. Bigmaxx2000's Avatar
      Bigmaxx2000 -
      I agree, time for a switch. Mac osx wolf edition sounds good
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      What's the progression of animals so far? I can go as far back as Tiger...was there something before that?
      Tiger
      Leopard
      Snow Leopard
      Lion
      Maincoon
    1. boxxa's Avatar
      boxxa -
      Quote Originally Posted by fbiryujin View Post
      iMessage, and AirPlay on my MacBook Pro would be amazing. Another thing that would be nice is if they switched to animals from the canine family for OS XI. I don't really care for cats, and am strictly a dog person. (Turtles would be cool too)
      I feel like you may be correct in thinking iMessage and AirPlay to the Mac. I think the release after Facetime came out, they had support in the OS so I wouldn't be surprised if iMessage was next. Would be even better if they built a iMessage/Facetime unified application on OSX.
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by AUZambo View Post
      What's the progression of animals so far? I can go as far back as Tiger...was there something before that?
      Tiger
      Leopard
      Snow Leopard
      Lion
      Maincoon
      1. Kodiak
      2. Cheetah 10.0
      3. Puma 10.1
      4. Jaguar 10.2 <-- my first mac
      5. Panther 10.3
      6. Tiger 10.4
      7. Leopard 10.5
      8. Snow Leopard 10.6
      9. Lion 10.7

      Highly doubt it will be puma again.
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      Quote Originally Posted by tudtran View Post
      I like Puma
      +1
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      I like
      Pussy Cat
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Still waiting for Mac OS X Keyboard Cat!
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      1. Kodiak
      2. Cheetah 10.0
      3. Puma 10.1
      4. Jaguar 10.2
      5. Panther 10.3
      6. Tiger 10.4
      7. Leopard 10.5
      8. Snow Leopard 10.6
      9. Lion 10.7 <------ My first Mac

      I'll have to look up wild cats to figure this out.... But you never know, they could go to the K9 family next.....
    1. KiltBear's Avatar
      KiltBear -
      I vote for:
      • Eartha
      • Julie
      • Lee
      • Michelle
      Extra points if you understand the reference.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Lygar
    1. tyfly867's Avatar
      tyfly867 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hitman10 View Post
      1. Kodiak
      2. Cheetah 10.0
      3. Puma 10.1
      4. Jaguar 10.2 <-- my first mac
      5. Panther 10.3
      6. Tiger 10.4
      7. Leopard 10.5
      8. Snow Leopard 10.6
      9. Lion 10.7

      Highly doubt it will be puma again.
      Mac OS 8.6 <-- my first mac
      Mac OS 9
      Kodiak
      2. Cheetah 10.0
      3. Puma 10.1
      4. Jaguar 10.2
      5. Panther 10.3
      6. Tiger 10.4
      7. Leopard 10.5
      8. Snow Leopard 10.6
      9. Lion 10.7
    1. Matts's Avatar
      Matts -
      Quote Originally Posted by KiltBear View Post
      I vote for:
      • Eartha
      • Julie
      • Lee
      • Michelle
      Extra points if you understand the reference.
      Catwoman!
    1. czarcasm's Avatar
      czarcasm -
      cougar?
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      They need to go into birds of prey or something like that. That would be legit:
      • Osprey
      • Hawk
      • Eagle
      • Falcon
      • Etc.
    1. jamescrofton's Avatar
      jamescrofton -
      1.Kodiak

      2. Cheetah 10.0

      3. Puma 10.1

      4. Jaguar 10.2

      5. Panther 10.3

      6. Tiger 10.4

      7. Leopard 10.5

      8. Snow Leopard 10.6

      9. Lion 10.7

      10. Sabre Tooth. 10.8 (Fo Sho)



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    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      They already registered trademarks on Lynx and Cougar. I would bet on Lynx.
    1. Taz1981's Avatar
      Taz1981 -
      I think they should go with Calico switch it up a bit.
    1. Tomcat50's Avatar
      Tomcat50 -
      Tomcat.
      Nuff said