1. Andre_P's Avatar
    I don't have a problem with Lion. Just wanted to post something for you guys to think about.

    A lot of people are saying that because Apple decided to name their next OS Lion that it going to be the last as what beats the King of the cats? A Lion is known as the King of the Jungle.

    Well, I live in Johannesburg South Africa and here we as African know that there is one cat that is more superior and the true king of the cats. And that is the White Lion. Google them.

    Think of it Apple went from Leopard to Snow Leopard. They could just as easily go from Lion to White Lion.

    Mmm...
    07-13-2011 03:17 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    To be honest, while we all know that OSX = OS 10, i think the name of the operating system has actually taken on a power of its own, and also a character of its own...basically making the "10" a moot point of the name, and just becoming it's own entity in OSX.

    I don't think they'll ever go to an OSXI or OS11, because its not recognizable, and brand recognition is almost as important as the actual software itself.

    I can see them doing other things with it, perhaps OSX+ or OSX ExtremeHyperUltraMonsterBeast Edition, but in any case, i think the name "OSX" is here to stay.
    07-13-2011 04:04 PM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    Who knows, maybe they'll start with some other species of animal next. They can't do sweets, cause Android has a lock on that - and we don't wanna see another patent war. Can't ya see it now...."You can't call your os licorice, ours is called licorice! SMH
    07-13-2011 07:20 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    I'd prefer to see crustaceans... shrimp, prawn, hermit crab, dungeness crab, king crab, crawdad, langostino, spiny lobster, australian lobster, maine lobster...
    07-13-2011 07:26 PM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    ^^^ Agreed...as far as seafood menus go though, man...the most epic edition would have to be OSX Rock Lobster, complete with B52's introduction.

    Also, after typing what i did above, i realized that they've kind of shown me that I'm wrong, because they've pretty much all but said that everything will eventually run some sort of "iOS", which solves the "X" thing, and also has a much more recognizable name with "iOS". So im actually retracting what i said, and going with the idea that the OP may be right, and we may be seeing the final OSX before everything goes to iOS.
    07-13-2011 07:40 PM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    I think they'll still have to keep a separate os for desktops and heldhelds. Otherwise they'll experience Android style fragmentation.
    07-13-2011 10:15 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    I think they'll still have to keep a separate os for desktops and heldhelds. Otherwise they'll experience Android style fragmentation.
    I agree. Apple will continue to grow OSX in that direction, but it will always remain a separate product. I do like where I think this is headed, though. Of course, we'll know more tomorrow (Lion).
    07-13-2011 10:44 PM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    Is tomorrow Lion day?
    07-13-2011 11:41 PM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    Is tomorrow Lion day?
    Rumor has it that it is... I guess we'll know shortly... starting in the UK

    iClarified - Apple News - Mac OS X Lion to Arrive in the U.K. Mac App Store at 1AM Tonight?
    07-14-2011 12:16 AM
  10. Alli's Avatar
    I'm sooooo ready.
    07-14-2011 08:48 AM
  11. Fausty82's Avatar
    I'm sooooo ready.
    Yeah, and it's starting to look like it may not be today... rumors are all over the map ... but I will be disappointed if we have to wait another week (or two)
    07-14-2011 10:40 AM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I think we would have seen it by now if it was releasing today...i have a feeling next week is the best bet.
    07-14-2011 01:57 PM
  13. Alli's Avatar
    Next week? Why not tomorrow! C'mon Apple. Pleaaaaaaaaaaase.
    07-14-2011 02:05 PM
  14. Fausty82's Avatar
    Next week? Why not tomorrow! C'mon Apple. Pleaaaaaaaaaaase.
    I hear ya... anxious, too...
    07-14-2011 02:17 PM
  15. Fausty82's Avatar
    I am curious... has anyone been in an Apple store today? Rumors said they had a "sleepover" at the stores last night to prepare everything for OSX Lions and new Macs... any changes evident in the stores?

    #iwantlion #thatisall
    07-14-2011 03:49 PM
  16. Fausty82's Avatar
    New release date for Lion rumored to be July 26... grrrrrr.

    Apple Genius Says OS X Lion Is Coming On July 26th [Reader Tip] | Cult of Mac
    07-14-2011 04:39 PM
  17. Alli's Avatar
    Bummer. But at least that's still before school starts back so I'll be home to get it right away. Guess I'll skip freshman orientation though. LOL!
    07-14-2011 05:31 PM
  18. cjvitek's Avatar
    Who knows, maybe they'll start with some other species of animal next. They can't do sweets, cause Android has a lock on that - and we don't wanna see another patent war. Can't ya see it now...."You can't call your os licorice, ours is called licorice! SMH

    OSXI - Gnat

    OSXI - Tuna

    OSXI - Rooster
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    07-17-2011 01:42 AM
  19. ghostface147's Avatar
    OS X Sabretooth Tiger

    Last edited by ghostface147; 07-19-2011 at 12:16 AM.
    07-19-2011 12:12 AM
  20. Fausty82's Avatar
    Bummer. But at least that's still before school starts back so I'll be home to get it right away. Guess I'll skip freshman orientation though. LOL!
    Hey, Alli... there's a new round of rumors saying Wednesday is the day... so tired of the "it's coming tomorrow" stuff... just want it to get here...

    But I just checked Iomega's site, and my NAS does not yet support OSX Lion... even with all of the beta work, the software/drivers are "in development". bah!
    07-19-2011 01:13 AM
  21. Alli's Avatar
    I'm amazed at how many people actually feel that what they do isn't important enough to enough people to rush. So we wind up with new desktop os's without peripherals, and new handheld os's without apps. <sigh>
    07-19-2011 09:26 AM
  22. Fausty82's Avatar
    I'm amazed at how many people actually feel that what they do isn't important enough to enough people to rush. So we wind up with new desktop os's without peripherals, and new handheld os's without apps. <sigh>
    Yep... and at the same time they want us consumers to view them as state of the art... go figure...
    07-19-2011 10:35 AM
  23. Fausty82's Avatar
    Apple just confirmed the release of Lion for tomorrow - heard it on the earnings call...

    Apple CFO Oppenheimer: Lion launches tomorrow | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence
    Last edited by Fausty82; 07-19-2011 at 05:23 PM.
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    07-19-2011 05:17 PM
  24. Alli's Avatar
    Dude...now I have to wait up all night for it? Or should I get some extra sleep...shooooot.
    07-20-2011 01:26 AM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I was really hoping to download it this morning before i left for patrol...poo.
    07-20-2011 07:09 AM
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