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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Apple OS X Furrsions

(Associated Press)
With Apple previewing the next version of its operating system – dubbed Mountain Lion – a crucial question arises: How many more big cats are left for Apple OS X monikers?

According to Wikipedia, Apple so far has used Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Lion. Could cougar be next? Or the decidedly less menacing Tabby? Strangely, in 2000, it named its beta version of OS X “Kodiak” after the big grizzly bear.

In software-speak, Mountain Lion will officially be 10.8 – in other words, the eighth update of its operating system. Maybe this means Apple will only need one more big cat name before it chooses another species to bless its Mac operating systems.

What do you think Apple should name future iterations of OS X?

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By Washington Post editors  |  11:32 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Tags:  Apple, Technology, Innovations

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