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    OS X Mavericks Is the New Wave, Goodbye Big Cats

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    Daniel Stuckey


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    Apple announced its next operating system, OS X Mavericks, a couple months back, and we're getting closer to the public release date. But a post on Slashdot today reminded me that this will be the first time since 1999's 'Kodiak,' (Apple's public beta release of OS X), that the OS  won't be named after a big cat. An era is gone. 

    And I'm not hysterical or anything, but the crazy cat lovers will likely find an excuse to make some noise. So, I thought I'd beat them to it with a GIF party.

    I imagined the acid flashback Steve Jobs must've had when coming up with the concept, but in putting these GIFs together I also imagined what I have many times before whenever the dialog was, "Do you have Tiger, or Leopard?" "I have Snow Leopard," etc.


    Mac OS X 10.0 "Cheetah" – 2001

    Mac OS X 10.1 "Puma" – 2001

    Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar" – 2002

    Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" – 2003

    Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" – 2004

    Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" – 2006

    Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" – 2008

    Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" – 2010

    Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" – 2012

    Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" – 2013

    Catch you on the flipside.