Nov 1, 2013 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: OS X

MavericksWith OS X Mavericks, Apple ended the era of naming their desktop operating system after big cats (Puma, Lion, Leopard,...). OS X Mavericks is the first in a series of naming conventions focused on areas around California. Mavericks is a surfing town on the coast of California, near Apple head quarters. This new naming goes nicely with the new signature Apple recently launched: “Designed by Apple in California”.

So what is next? Isn't that always the question after the launch of a new product passes? What will the name of the next OS X release be? Here's a few we thought of and a few we thought Apple should stay away from...

OS X Names to Avoid

  • OS X Compton
  • OS X Death Valley
  • OS X Newell (location of World War II Japanese internment camp)
  • OS X Weed
  • OS X Rancho Cucamonga
  • OS X Schwarzenegger-Shriver

Possible OS X Names

  • OS X Beverly Hills
  • OS X OC
  • OS X By The Bay
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Palm Springs
  • OS X Newport

Of course there are many other possibilities. We'd like to hear what your ideas might be.

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  1. Ben ~ Nov. 1, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    My vote would be for: OS X Shasta OS X Sierra Nevada (or some version thereof like Sierra or Sierras) OS X Sequoia (or some other Redwood themed name) OS X Eureka (works as the state motto and a City) OS X Napa OS X I-5 OS X Sonoma OS X Marin OS X Yolo (after the county) #
  2. Mike Young ~ Nov. 1, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    How about OS X SLO for San Luis Obispo, the "Happiest Place in America." Or, for trivia buffs, OS X Nipomo. #
  3. eric pease ~ Nov. 1, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    pretty sure Mavericks is not a surfing town but a surfing spot near the town of Half Moon Bay #
  4. Daniel Courville ~ Nov. 1, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    OS X Adobe Creek #
  5. Sy ~ Nov. 1, 2013 @ 2:34 pm

    How about: OSX I405? #
  6. Prof. Brian Cox ~ Nov. 1, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    They should name it after the greatest city known to civilisation… Manchester! OS X Manchester #
  7. Marvin Price ~ Nov. 1, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

    OS X South Central OS X Oakland OS X Skid Row Los Angeles OS X Modesto OS X Stockton OS X Inglewood OS X East Los Angeles OS X Pacoima OS X Crenshaw District OS X Baldwin Hills OS X Boyle Heights #
  8. Peter ~ Nov. 1, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    If I remember correctly, at WWDC they said the names were going to places to surf. So, obviously, you'll see OS X Huntington Beach--Surf City, USA. You'll also have OS X Trestles. #
  9. DeltaNick ~ Nov. 1, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Big Sur ... And how about this one? OS X Los Gatos! #
  10. Bruce Payan ~ Nov. 1, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

    Badwater, Bummerville, Forks of Salmon, Hellhole Palms, Los Baños, Mormon Bar, Weed, Yreka. Special Mention: Zzyzx. #
  11. Gregavision ~ Nov. 2, 2013 @ 8:38 am

    Mac OS X Sequoia Mac OS X Redwood Mac OS X Rainbow Mac OS X Sharktooth #
  12. Geoff ~ Nov. 4, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    OS X Inland Empire? #

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