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

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
    Is it just me, when I read "Lynx", it keeps me thinking of Linux...
  • A Bad Day
    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.
  • ttcboy
    Quick !!! Patent and trademark all the feline names and sue apple if they use one.

    It'll be a dam good business.
  • greghome
    So....They're trading in a Lion for a Lynx? arent Lynnx smaller than lions?
  • keither5150
    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?
  • mmstick
    Ubuntu 10.04 was named Lynx. Lucid Lynx.
  • designasaurus
    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.
  • 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, .
  • mayankleoboy1
    they can name it "Alley Cat" for all i care..
  • frozenlead
    Is this against GPL? Lynx is already the name of a browser..