A Sneak Peak At Mac OS X 10.9

Yes, it’s about a month or two into the OS cycle and there’s now a 10.8.1. So it’s time to announce the name and image that will be used with the next OS. We’re down to Ocelot, Serval and Bobcat. Therefore, I would think that 10.9 will be… Drumroll…

Mac OS X 10.9 - Bobcat

Mac OS X 10.9 – Bobcat

BOBCAT! And from some Chinese factories I’ve been smuggled pictures of what the box that contains the disks will look like. It’s a little retro (disks are now retro btw). And I mean, Police Academy 2 era retro. But think of the startup sounds the OS could make. Think of how much people would want that face beaming back at them during the startup process. Just think of all the endless possibilities just in Police Academy 2 through 4! This is going to be an amazing year.

As proof, see the previous versions of OS X and their cats:

  • Public Beta: Kodiak – September 2000 (still crawling Google Images looking for a picture of one of these)
  • 10.0: Cheetah (March 2001)
  • 10.1: Puma (September 2001)
  • 10.2: Jaguar (August 2002)
  • 10.3: Panther (October 2003)
  • 10.4: Tiger (April 2005)
  • 10.5: Leopard (October 2007)
  • 10.6: Snow Leopard (August 2009)
  • 10.7: Lion (July 2011)
  • 10.8: Mountain Lion (July 2012)
  • 10.9: Bobcat

Note: Since Puma and Cheetah were internal codenames, perhaps they’ll be recycled)

4 Comments

  • Alan Gordon
    August 27, 2012 - 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Not to be particular, or Well maybe, but a Puma is a Moutain Lion which is called a north American Jaguar and thats called a Panther in South America and a Leopard in Africa Where the Lion lives and there are Cheetas but no Bobcats ! And the tiger lives in Asia…unless we talk about the Tasmanian which is actual not Felipe at All but a Dog !
    Think on that a bit…….hmmmm….scary stuff ;)

  • Kevin
    September 8, 2012 - 5:13 am | Permalink

    Now we’ve had Lion, and Mountain Lion next should be Sea Lion !!! :)

  • AJ
    October 4, 2012 - 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Alan, a Tasmanian Tiger is not a dog, it is a marsupial, with a pouch and dogs don’t have pouches.

  • Dave
    October 6, 2012 - 8:23 am | Permalink

    What about Cougar?

    I would prefer a pic of Demi Moore over Bobcat on the App icon.

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