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Next Version of Mac OS X Could be Called 'Lynx'

By - Source: AppleScoop | B 31 comments

Apple to continue tend of naming its OS after a feline.

Continuing Apple's trend of naming its operating systems after a feline, the next version of its Mac OS could be titled 'Lynx'.

The information derives from a "reliable source" who apparently spoke with someone inside Apple. The person viewed internal papers that suggests the company is finalizing the name of OS X 10.9. However, the source couldn't reveal when Apple will decide on the name or publicly reveal it.

To add credence to the report, Lynx appeared on the list of available names for OS X nearly a decade ago. Back in 2003, Apple trademarked several names for Mac OS including Lynx, Cougar, Leopard and Tiger.

AppleScoop believes Apple may unveil the name for OS X 10.9 at next year's Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

Not much has been unveiled for the next Mac OS version, but Apple is said to be incorporating features from iOS. OS X 10.9 will apparently include voice assistant Siri, as well as Apple Maps support.

 

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    ipwn3r456 , November 23, 2012 1:09 AM
    Is it just me, when I read "Lynx", it keeps me thinking of Linux...
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    ttcboy , November 23, 2012 1:13 AM
    Quick !!! Patent and trademark all the feline names and sue apple if they use one.

    It'll be a dam good business.
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    mmstick , November 23, 2012 1:48 AM
    Ubuntu 10.04 was named Lynx. Lucid Lynx.
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  • 23 Hide
    ipwn3r456 , November 23, 2012 1:09 AM
    Is it just me, when I read "Lynx", it keeps me thinking of Linux...
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    A Bad Day , November 23, 2012 1:09 AM
    For owners of Apple computers that run a previous OS: Be prepared to throw out your computer soon, because Apple is not known for maintaining legacy OSes for more than a few years.
  • 23 Hide
    ttcboy , November 23, 2012 1:13 AM
    Quick !!! Patent and trademark all the feline names and sue apple if they use one.

    It'll be a dam good business.
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    greghome , November 23, 2012 1:27 AM
    So....They're trading in a Lion for a Lynx? arent Lynnx smaller than lions?
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    keither5150 , November 23, 2012 1:33 AM
    Siri is entertaining. Watching people try to speak clearly into their phone is funny. Google Now is quite impressive. The more you do with your phone the more helpful information it provides. And it gets right to the point. Google is useful compared to Siri. If I hear one more person ask Siri to be their girlfriend, I will vomit. They should continue to ask siri what is the best phone ever is. Also, Google never has to say "let's see...." because it is slow. Google Now is as fast as..... well google. As far as maps go.... you know the answer, right siri?
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    mmstick , November 23, 2012 1:48 AM
    Ubuntu 10.04 was named Lynx. Lucid Lynx.
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    designasaurus , November 23, 2012 1:54 AM
    OK. You've picked a COUGAR* as the picture for this article.

    *aka a Puma**
    **aka a Mountain Lion***
    ***Had to click on this article just to see if it was actually as frivolous as I thought it would be.****
    **** It was.
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    jupiter optimus maximus , November 23, 2012 2:13 AM
    After a certain future Apple will trademark "Bobcat" and Apple does it anyway just to sue for the hell of suing the construction machinery company Bobcat that has existed sine 1947, .
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    mayankleoboy1 , November 23, 2012 2:24 AM
    they can name it "Alley Cat" for all i care..
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    frozenlead , November 23, 2012 2:26 AM
    Is this against GPL? Lynx is already the name of a browser..
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    rhangman , November 23, 2012 2:30 AM
    Atari Lynx?
    LynxOS?
    Any other company that would suggest that the rumour isn't true. Apple though, probably means it is.
  • 10 Hide
    memadmax , November 23, 2012 2:43 AM
    What about Stray???
    Feral???

    The updates could be called: "Spayed" "Neutered" or "roadkill" too.
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    chewy1963 , November 23, 2012 4:33 AM
    It's the perfect analogy! Lynx was the best text-only brower ever made... but alas it is now an antiquated piece of software of a by gone era (early to mid '90's). Just like Apple continues to send antiquated software to their sheep er I mean users.
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    Skeete_UK , November 23, 2012 5:17 AM
    So its the same name as Lynx deodorant..

    things in common:
    they are cheap to make,
    rather ineffective,
    and contrary to adverts : repel women.

    Sounds about right.
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    Skeete_UK , November 23, 2012 5:22 AM
    The true Lynx effect

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x89xAXHd2l8
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    Anonymous , November 23, 2012 5:46 AM
    Who gives a F*** what their next minor OS release is called? Seriously? An article about that incredible nugget of information is as informative as a fart. Hot air! Come on Tom. Serious news please and not that crap!
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    cats_Paw , November 23, 2012 6:27 AM
    This is not news... its ads.
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    randomizer , November 23, 2012 6:59 AM
    frozenleadIs this against GPL? Lynx is already the name of a browser..


    The GPL is a software license. It has nothing to do with branding or trademarks.
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    helltag , November 23, 2012 12:57 PM
    jupiter optimus maximusAfter a certain future Apple will trademark "Bobcat" and Apple does it anyway just to sue for the hell of suing the construction machinery company Bobcat that has existed sine 1947, .


    Only if your retarded enough to not understand trademarks. Hint: You can trademark the same name as long as it is in a different industry.
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    freggo , November 23, 2012 1:30 PM
    This qualifies as news? Someone got paid for writing that ?
    Here is more news... rumor has it that Microsoft's next OS will be Windows 9.
    However, Microsoft Germany has indicated that a different naming will have to be considered for the German market as the English "9" would sound line the German word "nein"; meaning "no".

    And who wants to upgrade to "Microsoft No" :-)
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