Apple has announced that the next version of their Macintosh operating system will abandon the tradition of being named after big cats (Jaguar, etc.) and will instead be named “OS X Mavericks,” to commemorate the surfing locale near San Francisco.
Presumably, Mavericks is the first in a new series of names, but Apple did not announce the series theme. Friends speculating yesterday had some good guesses:
California locations (to fit Apple’s “designed in California” tagline)
Words named after people (so “OS X Sadistic” would be a possibility)
Call signs from Top Gun
I’m hoping it’s call signs from Top Gun, which would mean we could look forward to OS X Iceman, OS X Goose, and OS X Joker. OS X Cougar would have nicely bridged big cats and call signs, but that wouldn’t fly today!