Apple Running Out of Cat Names?!?   1 comment

“We don’t want to be delayed due to a dwindling supply of cats.”
–Craig Federighi, Apple, on OS X 10.9 naming

There are over thirty species of cats:

  • African Golden Cat
  • Andean Cat
  • Asiatic Golden
  • Black-footed Cat
  • Bobcat
  • Bay Cat
  • Canada Lynx
  • Caracal
  • Cheetah 10.0
  • Clouded Leopard
  • Eurasian Lynx
  • Fishing Cat
  • Flat-headed Cat
  • Geoffroy’s Cat
  • Iberian Lynx
  • Jaguar 10.2
  • Jaguarundi
  • Jungle Cat
  • Guina (Kodkod)
  • Leopard 10.5
  • Leopard Cat
  • Lion 10.7
  • Manul (Pallas’)
  • Marbled Cat
  • Margay
  • Ocelot
  • Oncilla
  • Pampas Cat
  • Puma 10.1/Cougar/Mountain Lion 10.8/Catamount/Painter/Ghost Cat…
  • Rusty-spotted Cat
  • Sand Cat
  • Serval
  • Snow Leopard 10.6
  • Tiger 10.4
  • Wildcat/Scottish Wildcat/European Wildcat/African Wildcat/Arabian Wildcat/Domestic Cat
  • Panther 10.3 (not a distinct species)

from ISEC

We’re running out of cats quicker than you’re running out of names for Apple operating systems. Sad that this little bit of advocacy (and class) is going away. Especially given the lack of small (yet no less wild) cat names among versions of OS X.

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  1. Pingback: Virtual Cat Name for Mac OS X 10.9 | Mr. Guilt's Blog

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