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(LA Times)   Apple traditionally names its OS platforms after cats: Mountain Lion is the current version, then Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger, Panther, Jaguar, Puma, and Cheetah. How many other cat species are left?   (latimes.com ) divider line
    More: Caturday, snow leopards, cheetahs, cats, Panthers, cougars, operating systems, leopards, icloud  
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2012-05-19 11:19:27 AM  
Pussy
 
2012-05-19 11:43:28 AM  
Bobcat, Lynx, Ocelot, Cougar (same animal as a mountain lion but a distinct OS name). That ought to buy them another 5 years, at which time they should think about calling it OSXI anyways.
 
2012-05-19 12:00:48 PM  
Lion is the current one, isn't it?
 
2012-05-19 12:01:48 PM  
...and they've already used Leopard, Snow Leopard and Tiger.
 
2012-05-19 12:02:26 PM  
...I had a cat named Tiger.
 
2012-05-19 12:07:43 PM  
Cheezburger?
 
2012-05-19 12:14:02 PM  
They could name one after my cat Karl

/he's a little retarded, too
 
2012-05-19 12:23:27 PM  

propasaurus: Lion is the current one, isn't it?


Yes, with Mountain Lion due out this summer.
 
2012-05-19 12:25:03 PM  
 
2012-05-19 12:30:41 PM  
Karl
i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-19 12:33:53 PM  

unyon: Bobcat, Lynx, Ocelot, Cougar (same animal as a mountain lion but a distinct OS name). That ought to buy them another 5 years, at which time they should think about calling it OSXI anyways.


I would buy a MacBook and name him Rufus if/when they name Mac OS X 'Bobcat'.

/Ohio U alum
 
2012-05-19 12:40:38 PM  
Shaved?

Barely Legal?
 
2012-05-19 12:41:47 PM  
Pumaman
 
2012-05-19 12:45:33 PM  
XKCD already went over this earlier this week.
 
2012-05-19 12:52:59 PM  

rwkasten: This has been covered recently ^


came here to say that some lazy reporter at the LA times read this ...
 
2012-05-19 01:28:04 PM  
BEST IDEA TIME:

Disclaimer: If Apple uses this idea, they agree to provide me a lifetime pension of $5M per year.

OK, so - after they're done with 10.8 or 10.9, they should do one version of OS XI - call it Saber, and make the 11 the teeth of the sabertooth tiger.
 
2012-05-19 01:30:52 PM  

unyon: Bobcat, Lynx, Ocelot


I've never seen an ocelot!
 
2012-05-19 01:32:21 PM  
Puma, Cougar, Panther, and Mountain Lion are all the same, anyway.
 
2012-05-19 01:36:09 PM  
www.all-gamers.net
 
2012-05-19 01:36:52 PM  
MANIMAL
 
2012-05-19 01:37:15 PM  
Is "coont" a type of cat?
 
2012-05-19 01:37:28 PM  
Brazilian Shorthair

/yes it iz reals
 
2012-05-19 01:38:41 PM  
iClouded Leopard:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-05-19 01:39:26 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-05-19 01:40:04 PM  

rwkasten: This has been covered recently ^


Came to post this, leaving satisfied.
/fark gizmodo/gawker related sites.
 
2012-05-19 01:43:53 PM  
Came for pictures of Catwoman, leaving disappointed
 
2012-05-19 01:44:02 PM  
I'm looking forward to OS Ocelot.
 
2012-05-19 01:49:45 PM  
Schroedinger's?
 
2012-05-19 01:50:51 PM  
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-19 01:50:56 PM  

usernameguy: unyon: Bobcat, Lynx, Ocelot

I've never seen an ocelot!


How crepuscular of you.
 
2012-05-19 01:52:10 PM  
MaudlinMutantMollusk 2012-05-19 12:30:41 PM

[Karl, eyes aglow, derping.jpg]

Nice kitty! Can I swipe that image to play with?
 
2012-05-19 01:52:19 PM  
Toonces
 
2012-05-19 01:52:20 PM  
Serval:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-19 01:53:19 PM  
Caracal:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-19 01:54:10 PM  

usernameguy: unyon: Bobcat, Lynx, Ocelot

I've never seen an ocelot!


Holy shiat! YOU GUYS! LOOK AT HIS LITTLE SPOTS!
 
2012-05-19 01:54:45 PM  

Adan: [imgs.xkcd.com image 502x356]


Came for xkcd, thread over
 
2012-05-19 01:55:34 PM  
cdn2.arkive.org
Sand Cat
 
2012-05-19 02:03:41 PM  

bigpeeler: Is "coont" a type of cat?


Yes. I believe they come from Maine.
 
2012-05-19 02:06:16 PM  

Kittypie070: MaudlinMutantMollusk 2012-05-19 12:30:41 PM

[Karl, eyes aglow, derping.jpg]

Nice kitty! Can I swipe that image to play with?


Sure! I'm sure Karl won't mind either
 
2012-05-19 02:07:19 PM  
Cheshire (mostly vaporware).
 
2012-05-19 02:08:31 PM  

Kar98: usernameguy: unyon: Bobcat, Lynx, Ocelot

I've never seen an ocelot!

Holy shiat! YOU GUYS! LOOK AT HIS LITTLE SPOTS!


geek-news.mtv.com
/hot like Lana
 
2012-05-19 02:10:57 PM  
OS X seems to be evolving toward the iOS business model so the need to have brand awareness for each version is diminishing. The user's choice to be at any version but the latest may be diminishing in general. For example, does anyone know what version the Xbox 360 OS is at? Nobody needs to know because Xbox Live only lets you function with the latest. Firefox has adopted a similar attitude. OS X will now disable any version of Flash but the latest.
 
2012-05-19 02:11:44 PM  
Mac OS X Tomcat
 
2012-05-19 02:13:58 PM  
puddy
 
2012-05-19 02:14:01 PM  
OS X: Meow, Purr, and Roar.
 
2012-05-19 02:16:27 PM  
MaudlinMutantMollusk 2012-05-19 02:06:16 PM

Kittypie070: MaudlinMutantMollusk 2012-05-19 12:30:41 PM

[Karl, eyes aglow, derping.jpg]

Nice kitty! Can I swipe that image to play with?


Sure! I'm sure Karl won't mind either


Thanks! He's such a cute lil guy!
 
2012-05-19 02:18:24 PM  
coming soon the Calico OS
 
2012-05-19 02:19:00 PM  

Nem Wan: OS X seems to be evolving toward the iOS business model so the need to have brand awareness for each version is diminishing. The user's choice to be at any version but the latest may be diminishing in general. For example, does anyone know what version the Xbox 360 OS is at? Nobody needs to know because Xbox Live only lets you function with the latest. Firefox has adopted a similar attitude. OS X will now disable any version of Flash but the latest.


Actually, I think before long Apple will kill OS X completely and put iOS on ALL their devices.

I also believe they'll stop selling desktop models. Everything will be portable. Laptops, tablets, and pocket devices will be their focus.

The days of the Power Mac being the go-to device for graphics guys are coming to an end. Apple will switch their entire focus to App Store sales and the hardware to match. They'll ditch physical media entirely. You won't be able to buy a copy of the latest, greatest graphics app unless you download it from the App Store, IF they even bother developing for that platform when it's all there is left.

Steve's dead. Apple will now focus on iOS because it has been the most lucrative thing they've ever done. There's no reason to keep making pricey desktop systems when they can make more selling apps, music, books, and video to owners of laptops, tablets, and hand-held devices.

Oh, yeah... And they'll focus on their new television and other entertainment devices, too.
 
2012-05-19 02:22:43 PM  
From Wiki, 86 total:

Abyssinian
Aegean cat
Australian Mist
American Polydactyl
American Bobtail
American Curl
American Longhair
American Shorthair
American Wirehair
Arabian mau
Asian (cat)
Asian Semi-longhair
Balinese
Bambino (cat)
Bengal
Birman
Bombay
Brazilian Shorthair
British Shorthair
British Longhair
Burmese
Burmilla
California Spangled Cat
Chantilly/Tiffany
Chartreux
Chausie
Cheetoh
Colorpoint Shorthair
Cornish Rex
Cymric
Cyprus Shorthair
Devon Rex
Domestic shorthair cat
Donskoy or Don Sphynx
Dragon Li
Egyptian Mau
European Shorthair
Exotic Shorthair
German Rex
Havana Brown
Himalayan/Colorpoint Persian
Japanese Bobtail
Javanese
Korat
Kurilian Bobtail
LaPerm
Maine Coon
Manx
Mekong bobtail
Minskin
Munchkin
Nebelung
Napolean (cat)
Norwegian Forest Cat
Ocicat
Ojos Azules
Oregon Rex
Oriental Bicolour
Oriental Shorthair
Oriental Longhair
Persian
Peterbald
Pixie-bob
Ragamuffin
Ragdoll
Russian Blue
Russian White, Black and Tabby
Savannah
Scottish Fold
Selkirk Rex
Serengeti cat
Siamese
Siberian
Singapura
Snowshoe
Sokoke
Somali
Sphynx
Thai/ Old-style Siamese
Tonkinese
Toyger
Turkish Angora
Turkish Van/ Vankedisi
Ukrainian Levkoy
Ussuri
York Chocolate Cat
 
2012-05-19 02:25:17 PM  
Oops, that was domestic cats. List of cat species:

FAMILY FELIDAE[1] Subfamily Pantherinae Genus Panthera [Lineage 1] Lion (Panthera leo)
Jaguar (Panthera onca)
Leopard (Panthera pardus)
Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Genus Uncia [Lineage 1] Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia)

Genus Neofelis [Lineage 1] Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
Sunda Clouded Leopard (Neofelis diardi)


Subfamily Felinae Genus Pardofelis [Lineage 2] Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)

Genus Catopuma [Lineage 2] Bay Cat (Catopuma badia)
Asian Golden Cat (Catopuma temminckii)

Genus Leptailurus [Lineage 3] Serval (Leptailurus serval)

Genus Caracal [Lineage 3] Caracal (Caracal caracal)

Genus Profelis [Lineage 3] African Golden Cat (Profelis aurata)

Genus Leopardus [Lineage 4] Pantanal Cat (Leopardus braccatus)
Colocolo (Leopardus colocolo)
Geoffroy's Cat (Leopardus geoffroyi)
Kodkod (Leopardus guigna)
Andean Mountain Cat (Leopardus jacobitus)
Pampas Cat (Leopardus pajeros)
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)
Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus)
Margay (Leopardus wiedii)

Genus Lynx [Lineage 5] Canadian Lynx (Lynx canadensis)
Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx)
Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)
Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Genus Puma [Lineage 6] Cougar (Puma concolor)
Jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi)

Genus Acinonyx[14] [Lineage 6] Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

Genus Prionailurus [Lineage 7] Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) Iriomote Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis iriomotensis)

Flat-headed Cat (Prionailurus planiceps)
Rusty-spotted Cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus)
Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)

Genus Otocolobus [Lineage 7] Pallas's Cat (Otocolobus manul)

Genus Felis [Lineage 8] Chinese Mountain Cat (Felis bieti)
Domestic Cat (Felis catus)
Jungle Cat (Felis chaus)
Sand Cat (Felis margarita)
Black-footed Cat (Felis nigripes)
Wildcat (Felis silvestris)
 
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