Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Top 10 Mac OS X names Apple hasn’t used yet
Earlier releases of Mac software were named Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard.
Could Apple be running out of feline names for new operating systems? I say no.
When it comes to wild cats, Apple still hasn’t used lynx, serval, ocelot or caracal.
In August 2009, when Mac OS X Snow Leopard was released, I suggested – tongue in cheek – 10 possible cat names it had overlooked, including Felix, Morris, Salem, Toonces and Mr. Mistoffelees from the musical “Cats.”
I followed that post with five more possible names, including Cowardly Lion, Tigger, Hobbes and Mr. Bigglesworth from the “Austin Powers” movies.
Here are 10 more possible cat names (all new!) for upcoming Mac OS X releases.
You’re welcome, Apple.
Because Sylvester is always trying to devour Tweety.
2. Courteney Cox
Bonus: Apple CEO Steve Jobs is on the board of the Walt Disney Co., which owns ABC, and is the company’s largest individual shareholder.
And once again, since Simba is a character from Disney’s “The Lion King,” Jobs has an in.
6. Chester Cheetah
With Mac OS X Chester, it could advertise the software as extra crunchy and delicious.
7. Pussy Galore
It’s a jungle out there.
The character of Bagheera from Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” (1894) is in the public domain. But Steve Jobs would have to pull some strings to use Disney’s version of him.