protocol7, on 16 February 2012 - 14:41, said:
All i do know is it looks like they're already running out of names. Leopard -> Snow Leopard, Lion -> Mountain Lion.
It actually makes sense. Remember Snow Leopard? Even though a lot had changed under the hood, from an end user point of view it was a small update compared to Leopard. Then came Lion which spotted the big changes. Now you get Mountain Lion which is a smaller update again.
Infiniti Design, on 16 February 2012 - 15:01, said:
Operating Systems are looking rubbish at the moment. Nothing new really is being invented.
Windows 8 -> Tablets/Touch Screen. Metro
Mountain Lion -> Some apps we made from iOS
Ubuntu -> Lets move the menu bar! (OSX)
I think companies are running out of ideas and names.
I've said the exact same thing multiple times before. It's like both Apple and Microsoft don't really know what to do with their OSs anymore. Both Windows 7 and OS X Snow Leopard were just plain boring from an end-user point of view. Then came Lion which took huge cues after iOS and OS X Mountain Lion will take it even further. Even though the Windows fanboys don't want to admit it Microsoft is going in the exact same direction by turning Windows into Windows Phone, although a bit too extreme for my tastes.