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October’s Surprise is the Lion’s Roar

by: E. Werner Reschke | Oct 14, 2010

For almost a year now there have been sightings of Macs running OS X 10.7 in web stats. And soon as Snow Leopard hit the streets, the speculation game began on the next cat-based name for OS X 10.7.

But as usual Apple was quiet.

Instead they kept showing us the "other hand". You know, iPhone 4, the iPad, new iPod Nanos and iPod Shuffles. There were even improvements in the iMac and MacBook Pro lineup. So just when this OS X fan thought Apple had forgotten OS X 10.7, and that Steve had focused all the attention on the iOS side of the house, that's when he show's us the other hand again.

Sometimes I wonder how many hands Apple has. Maybe the best animal association for Apple isn't a cat but an octopus!

Next Wednesday, 20 October 2010, we will learn more about Mac OS X 10.7 — also now known as ”Lion”. While I had thought a new Mac Book Air would be Apple's October Surprise, Uncle Steve takes it to an entire new level by revealing the next generation Mac OS X operating system. Items that would be cool include

  • An App-Like Store for Mac OS X products
  • The ability to run iApps in maybe a window or virtual environment
  • New way to manage files/folders/applications... make it simple like the iOS

Oh the list can go on and on, but those are some of my favorites. If you have an idea of what feature you think Lion will have or should have, be sure to leave us a comment. I can't wait to hear this Lion roar! 

Late Night Addition

If Lion is the last of the cat names (being the king of the jungle) what will OS 11 names be based on??? Here's our humorous take >

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  1. Ben Weiss ~ October 15, 2010 20:28

    Now that the finder is threaded for network activity, I'd like to see it take full use of all those great HFS+ metadata tags currently only used for ACLs. Wouldn't it be cool, for instance, if you could tag all files in the system associated with project x with a text note and color so that you could quickly bring up a window containing them all, even as they still exist where they are? Wouldn't it be cool if we could get back to the good old days of the MacOS 9 Finder's sense of location? Where a window on the screen, it's size, background color/pattern/picture/movie and it's location was always saved, depending on the location in the disk hierarchy represented by its contents? Then people wouldn't be so confused as they are now. Wouldn't it be cool if they did a better job of extending the Finder's ability to control and show Access Control Lists as well as Unix File Permissions? #

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