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With "Mountain Lion", Apple Drops the "Mac" in OS X

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Earlier today, Apple unveiled a developer preview of its upcoming operating system for Macs, Macbooks, Mac Pro, and Mac Servers, codenamed "Mountain Lion". It could be observed that Apple mentioned the new OS as simply "OS X", without the "Mac" (as in Mac OS X). A quick run through the new developer preview by The Verge, revealed that the change took effect in the software as well, as all about boxes and information pages reflected it. The article also notes that Apple conspiracy theorists may draw a line between today's development and the 2007 decision to rename the company Apple Inc., from Apple Computer, indicating that Apple is prioritizing on its portable computing device product lines a lot more than its core product, the Mac.

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Interesting; didn't catch that.
 
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makes sense... macs do not account for the majority of revenues or profitability anyways.
 
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lulz no there has not been a Cougar yet...

10.0 Cheetah
10.1 Puma
10.2 Jaguar
10.3 Panther
10.4 Tiger
10.5 Leopard
10.6 Snow Leopard
10.7 Lion

I remember Cheetah; it wasn't very fast! :laugh:

And as to phanbueys comment that's a good point however the other devices run "iOS".
 
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lulz no there has not been a Cougar yet...

10.0 Cheetah
10.1 Puma
10.2 Jaguar
10.3 Panther
10.4 Tiger
10.5 Leopard
10.6 Snow Leopard
10.7 Lion

I remember Cheetah; it wasn't very fast! :laugh:

And as to phanbueys comment that's a good point however the other devices run "iOS".
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Haha

...then 10.10 Feral Tabby.
 
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And what if you are running Gentoo?
 
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Was there ever a "Cougar" name for the Mac OS?

- I'm a PC
- (older hot lady) I'm a Cougar. *prowl*
ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah "prowl" oh man. GJ
 
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10.1 was considered to be Cougar too because Puma = Cougar = Mountain Lion. The species carries many terms. Catamount and Panther are also included in it's name. The animal once ranged from both North to South America before it was almost hunted to extinction.

Personally I find the slang term, that Del Taco revived, to be offensive. They're magnificent creatures. Can't even speak about them anymore without some bottomfeeder snickering like a prepube brat.