Mac OS X 10.7 still a mystery but development coming along, showing up in web logs

Mar 20, 2010 - 10 Comments

mac os x 10.7 Checking through web stats I noticed OS X Daily is getting frequent visits by individuals running Mac OS X 10.7, an operating system that generally nobody knows much about at the moment. Looking around on the web I found that we aren’t the only ones, with both MacRumors and MacNN reporting the same uptick in 10.7 user visits. Google Analytics shows the visitors as ‘Intel 10.7′ and it’s possible some are just user_agent spoofing but based on the wide reports I think it’s safe to assume it’s an early beta version being used by people inside Apple.

It really makes you wonder what 10.7 holds for Mac users future, there’s rumors of it being 64-bit only, having a new fancy GUI, more cloud integration and features, amongst other things, all of which are impossible to verify and are really based on nothing more than rumors and speculation. It’s safe to assume that Mac OS X 10.7 will probably not be called Ceiling Cat… but if MacRumors is right, perhaps we’ll get some more information and see a developer preview (sans new GUI, of course) at WWDC 2010?

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Posted by: Manish Patel in Mac OS X, Rumor

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  1. Eurobubba says:

    Ocelot. Definitely.

  2. AudioDruid says:

    I thought it was going to be called “Lynx” though! >:(

  3. Seth says:

    i know for sure now it won’t be called Mac OS X Lolcats.

  4. MacOS11 says:

    I heard Apple has already copyrighted the names “Lynx” and “Cougar”

  5. GadgetComa says:

    Interesting tidbit in a MacUpdate notification / release notes for beaTunes (an iTunes music analyzer). Is it a typo?

    beaTunes on your Watch List has been updated.

    ============================================================================
    Update Details:
    ============================================================================
    Product: beaTunes
    New Version: 2.1.6
    File Size: 19.5 MB
    Link:
    Description: Analyzes your iTunes library to build better playlists.

    What’s New: Version 2.1.6:

    + Fixed problem with iTunes/beaTunes sync
    + Improved playlisttree view
    + Small UI fix for Java update on OS X
    + Matchlist creation progress dialog fix
    + Improved Lyricsfly escaping, and speed
    + Small UI fix for OS X 10.7
    ============================================================================

  6. edgar says:

    if they (apple) go in a taxonomic direction the next cats only could be
    lion and clouded leopard, because they are the only two big cats
    ocelot and lynx are the small cats, but if only the idea is give a name of cat to a mac os colud be ocelot cougar lynx or top cat jajajja

  7. Gary says:

    What about Mac OS X Liger or Tigon???

  8. […] Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Features and Screenshots. Well, nothing really. It’s been showing up in server logs for well over a year, but beyond John Gruber saying the release was delayed, nobody knows anything. […]

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