Introducing OS X Lion-O, Apple’s Next Mac Operating System [Humor]


Apple has a long history of naming its new versions of the OS X operating system after successively larger cats, but after eleven years of this, Cupertino’s got a problem on their hands: they’ve pretty much run out of big Earth cats.

Far beyond the Oort cloud, however, there are even bigger and more ferocious cats on the loose. Feel the magic and hear the roar of OS X Lion-O, Third Earth’s most popular operating system.

Featuring Snarf, your Mac’s cowering new digital sidekick, revolutionary Sight Beyond iSight technology, and i of Thundera compatibility, OS X Lion-O is the best Mac operating system yet.

Think you’ve got a better idea for the next version of OS X? Join our contest for a chance to win a copy of Photoshop Touch and the next version of OS X when it comes out!

  • FriarNurgle

    Ok, that’s actually funny.

  • Benjamin Traub

    cats and apple. match made in internet…is there heaven on/in the web?

  • Benjamin Traub

    cats and apple. match made in internet…is there heaven on/in the web?

  • JorgeMaat

    hahahaha screw you! I actually got really excited for a moment.

  • tolkienphile

    Cute, but you’re one month early.

  • Kevin Donnay Clarke

    I’m disappointed it is only a joke!

  • dibarnu

    “successively larger cats”

    Have you ever considered asking yourself if something is true or just a figment of your imagination before publishing it?

    To arrange them by size from smallest to largest it would be

    10.6 Snow Leopard
    10.0 Cheetah
    10.5 Leopard
    10.1/10.3/10.8 (Puma/Panther/Mountain Lion)
    10.2 Jaguar
    10.7 Lion
    10.4 Tiger

  • joewaylo

    Nah. Snoop Lion.

  • LuisF_Mejia

    How about “Pussy Galore”?

  • reidmefirst

    …So…where can we grab the lovely desktop background?

  • LaQuishaR

    I’m holding out for OS X Cougar.

  • OT925

    …So…where can we grab the lovely desktop background?


  • Mareklug


    There is enough there remaining to last us well until North Korea takes out Cupertino.

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