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Apple is said to have chosen the feline nomenclature for its next iteration of OS X, and according to the customary "reliable source," that name is to be "Lynx". We suggest, however, that you take this rumor with more than the traditional grain of salt. As AppleScoop reports, their source is not a Cupertinian per se, but …

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  1. Silverburn
    Joke

    Also Cougar?

    <insert predatory-but-old jokes here>

    1. vic 4

      RE: Also Cougar

      Probably,

      http://www.macrumors.com/2003/07/24/apple-trademarks-lynx-cougar-leopard-tiger-and-more/

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: RE: Also Cougar

        So they can release a new edge Mondeo based coupe?

    2. RICHTO Silver badge
      Mushroom

      My vote goes for Mac OS-X Civet. The cat best known for it's shit.

      After all, OS-X is almost the worse OS for security on the planet - now with over 1800 known vulnerabilities: http://secunia.com/advisories/product/96/

      To put that in perpsective, Windows XP has about 450. (About about the only thing worse than that for vulnerabilities is a Linux distribution!)

  2. MikeyD85

    I'll switch to OSX

    The day OSX Ocelot comes out.

    Ocelots are awesome!

    1. Ben Holmes
      Thumb Up

      Re: I'll switch to OSX

      SERPENTINE BABOO! SERPENTINE!!!

      1. Ryan 7
        Thumb Up

        Re: SERPENTINE BABOO! SERPENTINE!!!

        LOOK AT HIS TUFTED EARS!

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: SERPENTINE BABOO! SERPENTINE!!!

          he's corpuscular

    2. Dave 126 Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: I'll switch to OSX

      How do you titillate an ocelot?

      Oscillate its tits a lot!

    3. squilookle
      Pirate

      Re: I'll switch to OSX

      Yeah, but they'll probably sue Canonical for having used the word Ocelot in connection with 11.10

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        1. Greg J Preece

          Re: I'll switch to OSX

          Ubuntu meanwhile prepares to release Raring Ringtail. Oh dear.

          That would be the same Ubuntu who previously released 10.04, better known as Lynx. Huh...

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Facepalm

        Re: I'll switch to OSX

        Not before I sue you for posting the same joke ad nauseum...

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Ocelots

      Can't hear that without remembering......

      BRIAN: Larks' tongues. Wrens' livers. Chaffinch brains. Jaguars' earlobes. Wolf nipple chips. Get 'em while they're hot. They're lovely. Dromedary pretzels, only half a denar. Tuscany fried bats.

      Larks' tongues. Otters' noses. Ocelot spleens.

      REG: Got any nuts?

      BRIAN: I haven't got any nuts. Sorry. I've got wrens' livers, badgers' spleens--

    5. Sloppy Crapmonster
      Joke

      Re: I'll switch to OSX

      And have the Beatles record an album to go along with it.

      I'd suggest calling it Revolver Ocelot.

  3. Steve Knox
    Coat

    ...what Apple plans to do after OS X 10.9...

    I see two possibilities:

    1. OSX 11 - Tufnel, or

    2. OS X11 - back to the basics

  4. Harry the Bastard

    snow leopard was the last cuddly release

    i'm not upgrading until tabby and/or they drop the ios-ification of os x

  5. Mage Silver badge
    Coat

    OS

    XI (11) is after X (10). After 12 years should they be doing a new major version rather than iteration? maybe though iOS is OS "XI"

    Mines the one with Roman Numerals Pocket Watch.

    1. NorthernCoder
      Joke

      Re: OS

      Speaking about roman numerals, wouldn't it be appropriate to give OSX 10.10 the slightly tautological name OS XXX?

    2. Wensleydale Cheese

      Re: OS

      XI (11) is after X (10). After 12 years should they be doing a new major version rather than iteration?

      At an OS X Terminal command prompt, try

      say os x

      say OS X

      The first says "Oh Ess Ecks", the second "Oh Ess Ten".

  6. Select * From Handle
    Trollface

    Inc Lawsuits against the underarm smelly company.

    Lawsuits include:

    Lynx - Africa

    Lynx - 2012 Final Addition

    Lynx - Dark Temptations

    and 12 other fragrances just for infringing patent 101 - Your name R belongs to us...

    1. Thomas 4
      Joke

      Re: Inc Lawsuits against the underarm smelly company.

      Actually, it'd be kind of apt given that they'll both stink to high heaven.

      It's the one with the little red arrow on it, Apple fans! =D

  7. AJB
    Go

    LynxOS

    I remember cross compiling code from AIX to LynxOS for various embedded systems - looked them up and glad to see they're still going:

    http://www.lynuxworks.com/rtos/rtos.php

    I'm sure they'll be overjoyed with the realisation that they may now have two products (Lynux and LynxOS), both of which aren't a million miles away from other operating system names.

    1. Popup
      Boffin

      Re: LynxOS

      I can confirm that LynxOS is still being actively used.

      It may not be kicking very hard, but it's definitely alive!

  8. Gerard Krupa

    OSX Lynx

    Will it be known as OSX Axe everywhere outside the UK and Australia?

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How about Kitten?

    Everyone loves kittens.

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  11. countd
    Happy

    And so it came to pass. http://xkcd.com/1056/

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Surely...

    ...it's gotta be either Tigger (just to piss off Di$ney) or Lolcat?

  13. The Onymous Coward
    Linux

    Lynx → Linux

    "Lynx" isn't a million miles away from "Linux", particularly if spoken with a transatlantic drawl.

    I wonder if Mr Torvalds will sue?

    1. Gio Ciampa

      Re: Lynx → Linux

      I'd expect so - just make sure the witnesses are standing far enough away so that the differences aren't obviously discernable...

      ...I believe that's the accepted practice...

      1. Greg J Preece

        Re: Lynx → Linux

        ...I believe that's the accepted practice...

        Nah, the accepted practice is to deliberately alter the appearance of what you're claiming is a copy to make it look like a copy, then sue based on that. So you'd just write Lynx with an i.

  14. HipposRule

    Where's the helicopter icon when you need it?

    Can AgustaWestland sue?

    1. Toothpick
      Black Helicopters

      Re: Where's the helicopter icon when you need it?

      <====== here

  15. squilookle
    Coat

    I reckon they should call it OSX Danny John-Jules

    Mines the tiger-print one with the Red Dwarf X DVD in the pocket.

  16. Chewy

    Snarf

    Then the "child" Thundercats

    1. Greg J Preece

      Re: Snarf

      Wilykit and Wilykat?

      </too_many_cartoons>

  17. Khaptain Silver badge
    Trollface

    Pussy

    Why don't they call it Pussy, everybody loves a good pussy.

  18. Les Claypool
    Joke

    Hyena would be good for a laugh. ;-)

    But if advertising is to be believed, Lynx will definitely get more of the ladies on board.

  19. Poor Coco

    If the OS is Lynx…

    …does that mean they’re replacing Safari? One can only hope, and you have to admit that a browser with no graphical capability whatsoever is superior to the crap that is Safari.

  20. Eugene Crosser
    Coat

    But... will it be lucid?

    that's all I need to know

  21. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I'll switch to OS X the day Pussy comes out...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Steve would never have let his company put out Pussy.

  22. David Austin

    kittehs

    I Have a client that exclusively uses cat names for their desktops. They're up to 80 clients now, leading to two interesting side effects:

    1) it's the cuddliest Active Directory in the world

    2) Setting up a new Desktop requires 10 minuets of Wikipedia slog: The last three desktops were called Cymric, Chausie, and TopCat

    1. nsld
      Coat

      Re: kittehs

      "I Have a client that exclusively uses cat names for their desktops. They're up to 80 clients now, leading to two interesting side effects:"

      When you get to the office is the man on the door a short, moustached mexican who says:

      "we got all kinds of pussy........"

      ?

  23. Dan 55 Silver badge
    Coat

    Ceiling Cat

    That's what happens when you put all your data in the iCloud.

  24. Andrew Foster
    Stop

    Surely ...

    Given Apple's recent strategy Cloud Leopard has to be in the running

    1. FartingHippo
      Headmaster

      Re: Surely ...

      Clouded Leopard, I think you meant. But admittedly that's not as funny.

      Most beautifully patterned cat there is, IMHO.

  25. Oninoshiko

    So are they going to go after my favorite web browser?

    http://lynx.isc.org/

    or maybe an OS

    http://www.lynuxworks.com/rtos/

    how about a programming language

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(programming_language)

  26. Joe User
    Devil

    The perfect name

    OS X Basement Cat

    "We own your soul!"

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